I recently spoke with Dr. Niaz Zaman of Bangladesh, one of the world’s foremost experts on kantha embroidery who we interviewed for “Threads” during a film shoot in Dhaka in April. She will be giving a special lecture about the evolution of kantha on Sunday, June 13, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Kantha: From Bedroom to Boardroom. Dr. Zaman was with Surayia not long ago at the US Embassy in Dhaka where Surayia’s work was being photographed. More about that in our next post.
Also…..while at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, don’t miss the exhibition “Kantha” which runs through next month. Len and I visited the exhibition earlier this year and highly recommend seeing the almost forty kanthas collected by Stella Kramrisch and by Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz.