Kantha - Textile Stories from Bengal
‘Kantha' embroidery has been a constant companion in our growth as a craft development organization and Fair Trade enterprise. It has strengthened its partnership with the women artisans practicing this exquisite style of embroidery by blending a delightful aesthetics and marketability to this incredible craft with humble origins.
We have retained the very essence of Kantha with its layered and rippled effect and in this attempt we started our exploration and were delighted to draw out old memories of stories, colors and motifs in our exquisite product line.
The engagement with Kantha goes back more than four decades as we began our own journey, organizing women embroiderers, many of whom had their roots in erstwhile East Bengal, now Bangladesh; supporting them to set up their own enterprises while at it, setting up of systems and required skills; working on pieces that spoke to the viewer – that were emotionally rich.
Vanessa | Handicraft Buyer | Solidar Monde (France)
Buying from Sasha is a way of offering our customers exclusive products that have a beautiful story.
Angela | Director of Operations & Product Development | GlobeIn (USA)
Working with Sasha Imports is very straight forward and professional, and they provide us proprietary designs that are exclusive to GlobeIn.
Briana | Noonday Collection (USA)
We have been excited to blend the traditional technique of Dhokra with current trends in the US Market.