Nazma Khatun learned the art of Nakshi Kantha stitching from her mother when she was seven years old. Kantha embroidery is an imaginative ornamentation done on fabrics of different kind. It is an ethnic craft that is passed on from generation to generation among rural women in Bangladesh. Nazma lives with her husband and 8-year old son in Jessore. Her husband is a rickshaw puller whose salary is not enough to
maintain a three-member family. Nazma's earnings from her Nakshi Kantha embroidery supplement her husband's income and keep the family running. Nazma says she is grateful for her stitching skills, as without them, she would have no other economic opportunity. Elevita is very happy to carry the Red Tunics embroidered by Nazma Khatun.