The kantha embroidery method has been used for hundreds of years in West Bengal. It’s a simple running stitch technique that yields designs of great charm. Tiny stitches in vibrant colors may depict a traditional story
This robe is unusual in that it is made of the fine Kashmir wool more often associated with shawls. The intricate, spiralling pattern in couched gold-wrapped thread is typical of the work of Kashmir and of Panjab.