Threads: Women Kantha Quilting Embroidery

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"Threads" is a documentary film about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman who liberates herself and hundreds of others by creating timeless works of art.

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"Nakshi Kantha - Bengali word "naksha"means design or pattern. The name “Kantha” is the needle embroidery practices in the districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Indian Embroidery, Embroidery Art, Embroidery Stitches, Embroidery Designs, Embroidery Online, Bordado Popular, Quilt Modernen, Embroidered Quilts, Art Textile

Kantha Anthology

The City of Brotherly Love is casting a warm glance toward its Bengal sisters from the West Bengal region of India, as well as from current-day Bangladesh. To be part of the romance you need to visit the Philadelphia of Museum of Art and see Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal.

Frangipani Absolute(Plumeria alba) has a very soft buttery gardenia scent with a citrus undertone. It is well known as a Hawaii lei. Flores Plumeria, Plumeria Flowers, Plumeria Tree, Plumeria Tattoo, Tropical Flowers, Flower Lei, No Rain No Flowers, Moon Garden, Night Garden

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Frangipani (also known by its Latin name, plumaria, or "chakma" in Bangla) one of our favorite flowers. Photo from wikiherb.info

Kantha (Embroidered Quilt) Made in Faridpur District, Bangladesh, Asia or West Bengal, India, Asia Second half of century Textiles Techniques, Embroidery Techniques, Embroidery Stitches, Craft Museum, Embroidered Quilts, Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Kantha Stitch, Thread Art, Indian Embroidery

Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz and the Stella Kramrisch Collections

Stitching kanthas was an art practiced by women across Bengal, a region today comprising the nation of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. Lovingly created from the remnants of worn garments, kanthas are embroidered with motifs and tales drawn from a rich local repertoire and used especially in the celebration of births, weddings, and other family occasions. This exhibition presents some forty superb examples created during the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth…

 quilts Cotton and wool thread embroidery on plain-weave cotton 78 x 55 in. x cm). LA County Museum of Art public domain collection. Kantha Quilt, Century Textiles, Wool Thread, Kantha Stitch, Indian Embroidery, Running Stitch, Arte Popular, Quilt Making, Textile Art

Kantha (Quilt)

Kantha (Quilt) India, East Bengal (Modern Bangladesh), 19th century Textiles; quilts Cotton and wool thread embroidery on plain-weave cotton 78 1/2 x 55 1/2 in. (199.39 x 140.97 cm). LA County Museum of Art public domain collection.

A great interview with Muhammad Yunus, on the eve of his being honored with a Congressional Gold Medal for his efforts to combat global poverty. Congressional Gold Medal, Smart Man, Social Business, Help Teaching, Documentary Film, Muslim Women, Muhammad, Going To Work, Ny Times

Beyond Profit: A Talk With Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus at The New York Times office in New York. In the early 1980s, when Surayia was first teaching poor women how to stitch nakshi kantha tapestries, Dr. Yunus and his colleagues helped teach the women -- most of whom had never had any income -- how to manage the money that they were starting to earn.

Aranya - Celebrating the Revival of Natural Dyes. This is a pioneering Bangladeshi company established in the to establish the commercial viability of natural dye products and to promote them in the mainstream market. Fiber Fibre, Muslim Women, Dyes, Kids Wear, Textile Art, 1990s, Mixed Media, Commercial, Quilting

Aranya Crafts Limited

Aranya produces sustainable and fair trade craft products that ranges from Men, Women and Children's wear to lifestyle luxury products using natural dyes, azo free dyes,natural fibres and textiles and other biodegradable materials.

From Maiwa in Vancouver, BC. Always interesting work at Maiwa. Rag Quilt Patterns, Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns, Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Vancouver, Indian Quilt, Fish Quilt, Embroidered Quilts, Kantha Quilt

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From Maiwa in Vancouver, BC. Vintage Kantha Quilts. Always interesting work at Maiwa.

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Kantha Anthology

The City of Brotherly Love is casting a warm glance toward its Bengal sisters from the West Bengal region of India, as well as from current-day Bangladesh. To be part of the romance you need to visit the Philadelphia of Museum of Art and see Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal.

The May issue of State Magazine has an article we wrote about Surayia and the film. Kantha Quilt, Famous Artists, Magazines, Maps, Quilting, Letters, Embroidery, Comics, Film

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The May issue of State Magazine has an article we wrote about Surayia and the film. See page 32.

Aranya - Celebrating the Revival of Natural Dyes. Kantha Quilt, Muslim Women, Famous Artists, Dyes, Kids Wear, Peplum Dress, Quilting, Sari, Embroidery

Aranya Crafts Limited

Aranya produces sustainable and fair trade craft products that ranges from Men, Women and Children's wear to lifestyle luxury products using natural dyes, azo free dyes,natural fibres and textiles and other biodegradable materials.

 "Threads" is a documentary about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman who overcomes social and economic hardships and… Kantha Quilt, Documentary Film, Famous Artists, Documentaries, Quilting, Embroidery, Women, Needlepoint, Fat Quarters

THREADS

Inspiration. Determination. Liberation. "Threads" is a documentary about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman who overcomes social and economic hardships and…

Small Tapestry International Outside the Line « American Tapestry Alliance Kantha Quilt, Quilts, Small Tapestry, Tapestry Weaving, Art Forms, Fiber Art, The Outsiders, Things To Come, Create

This is from the American Tapestry Alliance's Facebook page. It's the photo of the day for May 23. It is woven by Cecilia Blomberg, a very talented weaver who lives near us and whom we have had the pleasure of watching create her art. Thank you Cecilia for all of the beauty you bring into the world.

Aranya - Celebrating the Revival of Natural Dyes Kantha Quilt, Documentary Film, Muslim Women, Dyes, Kids Wear, Documentaries, Sarees, Quilting, Embroidery

Aranya Crafts Limited

Aranya produces sustainable and fair trade craft products that ranges from Men, Women and Children's wear to lifestyle luxury products using natural dyes, azo free dyes,natural fibres and textiles and other biodegradable materials.

"Threads" had its first festival screening October The audience selected it Best Short Documentary at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Short Film Festivals, Documentary Film, Filmmaking, Special Events, Documentaries, Quilting, October, Memories, Embroidery

2014 Gig Harbor Film Festival

7th Annual Gig Harbor Film Festival Official Guide, featuring special events and film screening schedule. October 16-19, 2014