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Kachnar Kantha


Mundane Description of the Ornament:

An original gouache artwork painted on both sides of a 3" dia ceramic ornament. It comes varnished with 1 coat of Krylon Kamar spray varnish and 2 coats of Liquitex matt varnish to ensure protection from sunlight over time. The ornament comes with a matching, handmade Luxury silk lace, bought from Fringe and Rose, a small business based in LA, California. The artwork is double sided and can be hung either way.

Artist's signature + Date on the side/bottom


An interesting glimpse into the Heritage:

The use of Kantha embroidery really began as a way to sew together rags to create useful bags out of them. But a lot of years later, now beautiful sarees have elegant running stitches of Kantha on colorful fabrics. Originated with the Bengali speaking population, state of Orissa in the east of India still remains in the lead for this type of embroidery.


Kachnar, also known as Mountain Ebony is a plant that bears bright fuschia colored flowers. Kantha embroidery is also symbolic to  how a simple running stitch can come along so beautifully on a cloth.


Obligatory Notes: 

  • Due to differences in monitor screens, color may appear slightly different in person than on screen.
  • Hanging hardware is not included. Comes with a matching lace to hang.
  • All artworks made are original in design and idea.
  • Please message or email in the case of any problems.

Kachnar Kantha

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