Artisans all over the world create beautiful arts and crafts and use it as a way to express their lives and influences as well as to empower themselves, their families and their communities. Katna's Kantha is an organization that sells hand embroidered kantha work linens created by men and women from villages in and around Murshidabad in India. Katna is a village in West Bengal. The kantha is very dear to me and it always evokes the image of my Mom embroidering her saris with kantha stitches. Stories are told via this beautiful art form and we, as readers, admirers and consumers, ought to support the artisans engaged in it.
You can read about this organization and how you can help them here. I am not sure if they sell online but for those of you in New Delhi, India, they have a store where you can find these linens. Go on, support an artisan! You know you want to.
Wondering what a kantha is? Click here for an earlier post.
Image credits/links/copyright: Katna's Kantha