Santa Shatra
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Santa Shatra

Kantha Stitch Hand Embroidery.

Contact/Background Information :
Name : Santa Shatra
Address: Shibpur,Howrah, West Bengal. INDIA.
Age: 29 Years.
Marital Status: Married.
Children: 1

Art Experience :  Santa learnt the zardozi embroidery from her husband and sister in law after she got married and came to her in laws house at Howrah.She fell in Love with the metal embroidery, which was once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India.

Zardozi style of embroidery has been in existence in India from the time of the Vedas. It prospered during the Mugal Emperor, Akbar, but later a loss of royal patronage and industrialization led to its decline.

Today, it is popular in the Indian cities of Lucknow, Bhopal, Mumbai, Chennai, & Kolkata. The name Zardozi has derived from Persian and means “sewing with gold. , delicately crafted with the upmost precision.

Currently, Santa, her husband, and her in-laws have a small embroidery workshop they have been able to set up in their house. Santa’s dream is to expand the family business and be able to sell her craft individually. She’s happy to be part of rangamaati and start fulfilling her dream.