Sarees with Kantha embroidery are typically made of pure silk, Tussar Silk or Cotton. Even though these sarees are produced on a commercial scale today, the embroidery continues to be done by the rural craftswomen of Bolpur, with the art being passed down through the generations over several centuries. Portraying different motifs and designs Kantha Stitched sarees draws inspiration from day to day activities resulting in beautiful designs of flowers, birds, animal to human figurines .Each saree takes weeks or sometimes even months to prepare, depending on the intricacy of the embroidered patterns. This in turn, determines the final price of a Kantha saree. Kantha sarees gained popularity in religious ceremonies and pujas and auspicious occasions like wedding and other occasion. Essentially a handloom saree, the running stitch are the most popular form and the less known are darning stitch, satin stitch and loop stitch.