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The Hidden Story of Kantha – Derby Season of Light

The Hidden Story of Kantha


We are super excited to start this year’s Derby Season of Light (DSOL) with a breath-taking exhibition ‘The Hidden Story of Kantha‘ at Deda (6 October – 30 December).


Join us for an inspirational conversation with the Artistic Director and social entrepreneur of SHE Kantha Foundation, Malika Dudeja Varma. Event is free but places are limited, so booking essential!


Be inspired by her story and the life-changing impact her organisation has on the rural women artisans who keep the ancient art of Kantha (Indian running stich) alive. We talk about the modern-day story of it’s global popularity and presence in mainstream wearable fashion too. The evening includes a sari catwalk showcasing the elegance and grace of unique Kantha saris.


This is a chance to purchase some of the exhibits and beautifully crafted Katha pouches specially designed for DSOL by SHE Kantha.  An ideal gift for Diwali or Christmas!

Book Tickets here



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