Visit the home of a local to witness the fascinating art of Kantha, or stitch painting, an exquisite art that has been revived with utmost care and toil on this half-day tour. Learn how this artist utilized the Self Help Enterprise (SHE) and the Calcutta Foundation to rebuild and promote this nearly extinct trade.
Discover the Art of Kantha or "stitch painting" in the city of joy with a visit to the elegant home of a local who has revived this rural embroidery craft that was nearly on the verge of extinction. Through her efforts with the SHE (Self Help Enterprise), a non-profit women's welfare organization, Kantha is now a popular technique for modern designers and women around the world. The Calcutta Foundation that works for the promotion of this art also supports many welfare projects around the city. Although this local artist exudes a quiet elegance, you will see the trade in action and learn how this dynamic woman has changed the lives of many in the city and beyond its boundaries in rural India. Upon completion of the tour, you will return to your hotel in Kolkata.