Traditional art of Nakshi Kantha embroideryBangladesh
Representative List 2014
EN: Master craftswoman Sakina Begum drawing strands from the border of a sari to embroider a kantha.
EN: Sakina Begum separating different coloured yarn drawn from the sari border.
EN: Spreading the first layer of a quilt on the earthen courtyard of a house.
EN: Sakina Begum pinning the cloth with date palm thorns.
EN: The first layer of the quilt is pinned to the ground while old cloth for the padding is being dampened.
EN: Patches of old cloth being spread neatly in three layers on the first layer
EN: White cloth, forming the fifth layer, being spread on the four layers of new and old cloth
EN: The edges of the layers of cloth being stitched with running stitches. Later rows of running stitches will be taken down the length of the quilt.
EN: A motif being embroidered with spaced running stitches using colored yarn.
EN: Rabeya Begum, Sakina Begum and Sufia Begum embroidering various motifs on a quilt. The lotus motif has been embroidered in the middle.