Saleha Begum has been a resident of Shantiniketan for the past 27 years. She runs her own small business, where currently 60 artisans work under her. Her expertise lies in the age-old Kantha-stitch art form. She learned this art from Amar Kuthir to sustain her livelihood and to play a part significantly in the household income. She has been actively involved in this field for more than a period of 19 years. She designs vivid patterns with a touch of her creative embroidery. This is what makes her work stunning and distinctive. The products she makes range from stoles, dupatta, sarees, blouses, salwar to Punjabis, and Kurtis. Kantha Stitch originated from how Bengali housewives mended old clothes by taking out a strand of thread from the colorful border of their saris and making simple designs with them. We have people like Saleha Begum keeping such art-forms alive at the same time acting as sources of inspiration for other women to be financially independent.
Address: Khiruli , Bergram Shantiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal, India, 731204.
Art-Form: Kantha Stitch
Experience: 19+ Years