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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kantha Embroidery- Surayia Rahman

Thanks to Janet Subban and Phil Fisher's introduction to the vast subject of kantha embroidery, I did a little research myself and came across an interesting site devoted to Surayia Rahman.

Surayia Rahman is a kantha artist from East Pakistan , working for some years both as an artist and a trainer.
Her work is in museums across the world and encompasses not only traditional pieces but some amazing modern pieces.

S-o-o-o take a look and enjoy a beautiful art form.


  1. Fantastic, Glenda, and the videos are worth a visit on the site as you can see a fair amount of detail of the stitching and the amount of stitching.

  2. Wow, Glenda , great video! What a wonderful woman! she equipped those ladies with skills to support their familes.

  3. Love the stitches! fantastic patterns! love the story quilts too!

  4. Just shows what people can do if they put their mind to it and stop sitting on their hands.