Fine hand embroidered works by the West Bengal (Kolkata, India) artists who produce a form of stitched story telling known as 'West Bengal kantha,’ one of the oldest forms of embroidery in India. They are a fair trade group whose lineage goes back to Mother Teresa who helped them organize after a deadly exodus from the former war-torn East Pakistan. Today, the grand daughters of the original artist continue their stitched traditions producing some of the finest work we’ve seen.
This hand stitched quilt reads like a line drawing of a peaceable animal kingdom populated by all kinds of expressive creatures. Based upon historic imagery, the essence of each stitched animal is captured in an embroidered outline. The background is quilted with thousands of tiny hand stitches and the quilt is signed by the three women who created it. White cotton with black and grey embroidery. Lightweight and very soft. 100% cotton. On a queen size mattress the drop is 14" each side, on a full size- 17.5" drop.
Size: approx..: 98" x 98"
Care: dry cleaning recommended
Country of origin: India.