The Hidden Story of Kantha - Part of Derby Season of Light

FREE

Date

Monday to Saturday: 9am -4pm, Sunday: Closed

Contact details

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Déda
Chapel Street
Derby
DE1 3GU

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Description

This breath-taking exhibition us on a journey into the heart of rural India through the eyes of She-Kantha, an NGO in Kolkata. 

Witness the magic of Kantha, an ancient stitching technique from West Bengal and Orissa, that intricately weaves stories of village life and mythological tales on sustainable fabrics.

Though this thousand-year-old upcycling handicraft is once again popular worldwide, we shine a light on it’s traditional roots as a canvas for ordinary rural women to tell their stories, express their fears, hopes and dreams. 

This intricate unique exhibition must not be missed. There will an opportunity to purchase some of these  beautiful pieces.  Please make your enquiry at Deda's reception. 

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