Write a paragraph by answering the following question on ‘Nakshi Kantha’
(a) What is Nakshi Kantha? (b) Where is the art practiced? (c) When was Nakshi Kanthar Math published? (d) How is a Nakshi Kantha designed? (e) What is designed in Nakshi Kantha? (f) Why are the quilts in great demand?
Nakshi Kantha is kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken the Bengali word, ‘Naksha’ which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practiced in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi Kantha, become popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poet ‘Naksha Kanthar Math’ was published in these quilts. Old or new cloth and colored thread are needed. First the cloth of folded. At least two cloths are used. First, the four corners of the cloth are fixed with a small wooden stick or big nail. Then the chosen design is drawn in the cloth with pencils.
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After this, designs are made with colorful threads according to the pencil image. Trees, flowers, bird, fish, pitch etc. are designed in Nakshi Kantha. Now it is produced commercially. These are found in many expensive handcraft shops in cities. Now it is produced commercially. These are found in much expensive handicraft shop in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colorful patterns and designs embroidered on them.