The art of Kantha or embroidered quilt of exquisite beauty has been flourishing in rural Bengal for centuries. The commendable work on the Kantha art of Bengal starts with a brief history of needlework in the world and its practice in India from an early date. It dwells upon the large social content of the Kantha that genuinely reflecgts the world of the Bengali women. a carefull analysis further brings out the reflections of folk beliefs and practices, of religious ideas, of themes and charecters from mythologies and epics, of flora and fauna, and finally of man and nature. The information of the Museums, Organisations, and personal collections of Kantha in different part of the world dalongwith bibliogaphic details has been well given. This book carries this beautiful handicraft (the Kantha Art) to the further world of craft and trade.