Tajkeera Bibi
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Tajkeera Bibi

Kantha Stitch Hand Embroidery.

Contact/Background Information :
Name Tajkeera Bibi.
Address: Nanoor, Birbhum, West Bengal. INDIA.
Age: 42 Years.
Marital Status: Married.
Children: 3

Art Experience :
Her Mother taught her how to do hand embroidery to keep her busy and prevent her from running around at home, Tajkeera loved the colorful intricate art of embroidery her mother did on pillow covers and bed-sheets and wanted to learn more as she could remember patterns and colors and recreate any designs she saw on magazines .For hours she would sit next to her mother and do the embroidery.
Style of Embroidery: Traditional & Contemporary..

Tajkeera is 42 years old and is the mother of 3 daughters. She was born in Gushkara, which is located 1 hourfrom Shantiniketan, West Bengal. She never went to school with poverty pressing her family and she being the youngest among a family of 6 brothers and sisters. Before starting her work at rangamaati, she used to look after cattle alongside being a homemaker and doing embroidery work occasionally and was without any regular job to earn in a decent manner and support the family.

In her spare time, she teaches embroidery to a group of Young and middle-aged girls and women of her Village near her house. Nothing inspires her more than to see her pupils hand-stitch something as beautiful as a Saree or a Dupatta intricately.

Her dream for the future is to grow a successful Kantha embroidery business and to provide jobs to other artisan women in her locality.