Cotton kantha refers to kantha embroidery that is done on cotton fabric. Cotton is a popular choice for kantha embroidery because it is lightweight, breathable, and easy to work with. The fabric can be dyed in a wide range of colors, allowing for endless possibilities when it comes to creating kantha designs. The technique typically uses running stitch, also known as kantha stitch, to create intricate designs and patterns.
Cotton kantha has soft, natural texture of cotton adds to the appeal of kantha embroidery, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate handmade textiles.
Cotton kantha embroidery can range from simple and understated to bold and intricate, depending on the skill and creativity of the artisan. Some popular motifs used in cotton kantha embroidery include flowers, birds, geometric patterns, and scenes from everyday life.