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A table-runner made from re-cycled cotton. Handmade recycled cotton applique textiles featuring Nakshi Kantha stitch (running stitch) from Bangladesh. The artisans take their inspiration for this naive yet striking artistic fabric collage from their village life and associated colours.
NAKSHI KANTHA embroideries are the most well-known form of folk embroidery. Skill in embroidery was once considered a qualification for marriageable girls and embroidered items were given as gifts. Originating from the need to reuse fabric remnants, layers of fabric are held together with the tiny stitch, making the assemblage stronger whist patching or darning every little hole or tear in an attractive and resourceful manner. Traditional nakshi kantha employs various forms and patterns of the running stitch to create motifs and border designs. Specific areas in Bangladesh, such as Jessore, Faridpur and Rajshahi were famous for Nakshi Kantha embroideries.
Dimensions: 122cm x 40.5cm
CORR The Jute Works
Our partner CORR The Jute Works (CJW) is a non-profit organisation that tackles poverty in Bangladesh by empowering more than 7,000 female artisans — like Ruma (pictured) — to earn a living and thrive. Based in Dhaka, CJW is one of Bangladesh’s largest exporters of jute textiles and handicrafts. They support hundreds of artisan cooperatives around the country to market and export their wares, including baskets, coasters, mats, rugs and hammocks.
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