Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection and the Stella Kramrisch Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

By Darielle Mason ’82. Yale University Press, 2010. The book uses essays from several scholars to look at the domestic, ritual, and historical contexts of kanthas—quilts created by worn-out garments, which women embroider with motifs they draw from regional culture. This is the first book on kanthas published outside of South Asia.