Nakshi Kantha is the popular hand embroidery art form of West Bengal and Bangladesh.The word ‘nakshi’ derives its origin in the Bengali word ‘naksha’. “Naksha” means design or pattern. The name “Kantha” is the needle embroidery practices in the districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh.
The Nakshi Kantha is the reflection life, aspirations and culture of the village women of Bengal. The motifs used in Nakshi-Kantha Work are symbols that have a special place in the folk art tradition of India. The rural women of India have expressed their feelings through folk art. The motif patterns include the sun, the moon, the lotus, the rose, the animals and water