Write a paragraph of 150 words on ‘Nakshi Kantha‘. Your writing should address the following questions,
(a) What is a Nakshi Kantha?
(b) What does the word ‘Nakshi’ mean?
(c) How long has It been practised in our country?
(d) What Is the Importance of the Nakshi Kantha in our life?
(e) Which places of our country are famous for it?
(f) Where can we find it now?
(g) What does it signify?
Nakshi kantha paragraph: Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. ‘The name was taken from the Bengali word, ‘naksha’ which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries, The name “Nakshi Kantha” became popular after poet Jasimuddin’s poem “Nakshi Kanthar Math” was published in 1929.
It has a far-reaching effect on the field of Bangladeshi culture and tradition. Traditional Kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogura and Jashore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially and we can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them. Finally, we can say that “Nakshi Kantha” signifies a token of Bengali culture and tradition.