Written on July 13, 2011
Recently I acquired a group of small, hand stitched cotton Indian bags, mainly kantha bags from West Bengal. They’re said to be “coin bags”, and their small size attests to this: they’re remarkably beautifully stitched and decorated.The image on the bag seen, above, is a stylized lotus, which symbolizes the universe in the world of kantha stitching.The stitching is dense, all-over, and expertly done. The bags date to the first half of the twentieth century. I’ll be showing one on the web shop today, and over time, I’ll be selling these one-by-one.