The Hidden Story of Kantha – Part of Derby Season of Light

30/11/2023 - 23/12/2023, 9am


Chapel Steet



Déda is a creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work. The stunning building, located on Chapel Street, houses three professionally equipped dance studios,…

This breath-taking exhibition us on a journey into the heart of rural India through the eyes of She-Kantha, an NGO in Kolkata.

Witness the magic of Kantha, an ancient stitching technique from West Bengal and Orissa, that intricately weaves stories of village life and mythological tales on sustainable fabrics.

Though this thousand-year-old upcycling handicraft is once again popular worldwide, we shine a light on it’s traditional roots as a canvas for ordinary rural women to tell their stories, express their fears, hopes and dreams.

This intricate unique exhibition must not be missed. There will an opportunity to purchase some of these  beautiful pieces.  Please make your enquiry at Deda’s reception.

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