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Image 01: Kantha (with Krishna imagery)

Kantha (with Krishna imagery), Undivided Bengal (Bangladesh or West Bengal, India), 19th century, Stella Kramrisch Collection, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, buttonhole, darning, running, marking cross, cross, dot, eye, stem filling, fern, and seed stitches, 37 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches, Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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Image 02: Kantha (with Shiva shrine, agricultural implements, and other motifs)

Kantha (with Shiva shrine, agricultural implements, and other motifs), Khulna District, Undivided Bengal (Bangladesh), 19th century, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, darning, running, fern, dot, eye, and seed stitches, 31 x 30 inches, Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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Image 03: Kantha (with auspicious objects, temple cart, and animals)

Kantha (with auspicious objects, temple cart, and animals), Undivided Bengal (Bangladesh or West Bengal, India), First half of the 20th century, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, darning, split, running, straight, eye and zig-zag variation stitches, 82 x 55 ½ inches, Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

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Image 04: Kantha (with steam transportation, ghat, mansion, and market

Kantha (with steam transportation, ghat, mansion, and market), Undivided Bengal (Bangladesh or India, West Bengal), Late 19th- or early 20th-century, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, buttonhole, chain, darning, outline, split, running, staggered running, stem stitch shading, eye, and dot stitches, 64 ½ x 41 ¾ inches, Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

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Image 05: Detail of border motifs

Detail of border motifs, Khulna District, Undivided Bengal (Bangladesh), Second half of the 19th century, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, buttonhole, chain, darning, satin, running, cross, eye, zig-zag variation, zig-zag Bosnia variation, seed, fishbone, fern, and stem stitch shading stitches, 66 3/8 x 45 ½ inches, Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Image 06: Detail of the corner of a kantha

Detail of the corner of a kantha, Faridpur District, Undivided Bengal (Bengladesh). Second half of the 19th century, Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, chain, darning, satin, running, dot, and seed stitches. 28 ¾ x 28 ½ inches. Gift of Stella Kramrisch. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Image 07: Detail of Shenai (longhorn) players.

Detail of Shenai (longhorn) players. . Undivided Bengal. Second half of the 19th century. Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in back, buttonhold, darning, satin, split, zig-zag variation, herringbone, close herringbone, seed and start stitches. 69 ½ x 46 inches. The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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