Tesoros Trading Company

Vintage Kantha Makeup Pouch, India

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Cloth Pouch with Zipper made from Vintage Kantha Cotton. Sold Individually in Assorted Colors and Designs. Kantha is a centuries-old tradition of stitching patchwork cloth from rags, which evolved from the thrift of rural women in the Bengali region of the sub-continent - today the eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa, and Bangladesh. One of the oldest forms of embroidery originating from India, its origins can be traced back to the pre-Vedic age (prior to 1500 BCE). India