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The success of Streeshakti forms the basis of Swayamshakti, a project that harnesses women’s craft skills to generate economic and social empowerment.
Our basic product range draws from a distinct style of Bengal embroidery applied to the creation of coverlets. The ‘lep kantha’ of old involved poor village women sewing together layers of old cloth with running stitches. Their meticulous artistry transformed worn out rags into extraordinarily beautiful creations that could withstand further usage.
The intricate geometry of our design and the near absence of folk motifs continue to be a notable feature of Muslim kantha-making traditions of Murshidabad.
Six reasons for you to buy a Kantha from Katna
Economic and Social Empowerment through women’s craft
The label Kanta's Kantha represents the collective effort of over 1500 women - members of a growing network from over 22 villages in the Burwan & Khargram Blocks of Murshidabad’s Kandi subdivision.
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