The Kantha would be tradionally used as a quilt by people across all strata of society. Kantha has been part of a new bride’s trousseau and a symbolic gi for the newborn baby. Today, the arsc skills of the praconers have found expression in a diverse range of products such as sarees, shawls, stole, bed cover, cushion cover, bags etc.
Lovely Bibi is one of the leading Kantha arsts. She resides in Nanoor village of Birbhum. She started learning this cra from her mother, Nasiba Bibi at the tender age of nine. Apart from making tradional Kanthas, Lovely is innovave and has diversified into making apparel and furnishings. She has parcipated in fairs and exhibions in major market centres such as Kolkata, Delhi and Goa. She also had the honour of travelling to Denmark to showcase her works.