Nowadays, Kantha embroidery is mainly used in the modern range of beddings and house furnishing items, along with garments like sarees, dupattas, shirts, and churidars. Motifs of Kantha embroiderers generally bear designs of religious gods, peacocks, tigers, varieties of flowers, and geometrical shapes, all with a tinge of folk-art influence. There are seven different types of Kantha stitches, and they are as follows:
Lep Kantha is used to make warm padded quilts.
Sujani Kantha is worked on bed covers for traditional occasions.
Bayton Kantha fills up the book covers and warpers for precious objects.
Oaar Kantha covers pillow casings.
Archilata Kantha with colorful motifs and borders are used to make coverings for mirrors. Durjani Kantha is small pieces used to make the insides of a wallet.
Rumal Kantha is worked to embellish plates with a lotus motif right in the center.
Tussar silk sarees and bed covers finished with Kantha embroidery costs around INR 1800, while good quality cotton Kurtis bearing Kantha embroidery comes for INR 700 to INR 800.