Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. Class Eight

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Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt

Nakshi Kantha is

Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–1, Lesson–02)


Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, 'naksha' which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. 

The name ‘Nakshi Kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin's poem ‘Nakshi Kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.

Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. 

Now it is produced commercially. You can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.

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Set 1

1. Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text :

a) Kind
i) sympathetic 
ii) sort 
ii) sympathy 
iv) benevolent

b) Pattern 
i) decoration 
ii) design 
iii) mark 
iv) embellishment

c) Indigenous
i) indigestion 
ii) native 
iii) indigestible 
iv) indignant

d) Traditional
i) rule 
ii) conventional 
iv) conventional 
iv) convention

e) Thread
i) yarn 
ii) threat 
iii) yard 
iv) rield

2. Answer the following questions :

(a) What is Nakshi Kantha?

(b) How long has the art been practised?

(c) Which areas are most famous for this craft?

(d) Why are the traditional Kanthas made?

(e) Why are the quilts now in great demand?


3. Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

Answer 

1. 

(i) (d) benevolent; (ii) (b) design; (iii) (b) native; (iv) (c) conventional; (v) 9a) yarn.

2. 

(a) Nakshi Kantha is one kind of embroidered quilt.

(b) The art has been practised for centuries.

(d) The traditional Kanthas are made for family use.

(e) The quilts are now in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

(c) Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore and most famous for this craft.

3. Nakshi Kantha is a traditional embroidered quit. The name was taken from the Bengali word 'naksha' which means artistic pattern. The art of Nakshi kantha has been practiced in rural areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal in India for centuries. Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are famous for 'Nakshi kantha'. It became popular after the poet Jasimuddin's poem 'Nakshi Kanthar Math' was published in 1929. People like it for its colourful patterns and designs embroidered on it.Now it is in great demand and produced commercially.

Set 2

1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives :

a) The word 'Nakshi Kantha' comes from the ........word.

i) English  

ii) Bengali

iii) Hindi

iv) Burmese


b) Nakshi Kantha is a ........ kantha.

i) modern 

ii) ultramodern 

iii) age old

iv) conventional


c) 'Nakshi Kantha' is related with ........

i) urban people 

ii) rural people 

ii) ethnic people 

iv) tribal people


d) Nowadays Nakshi Kantha is produced ........

i) traditionally 

ii) nationally 

iii) commercially 

iv) normally


e) 'Nakshi Kanthar Math' is written by ........

i) Kazi Nazrul Islam 

ii) Farrukh Ahmed 

iii) Jasimuddin 

iv) Rabindranath Tagore

2. Give short answer the following questions :

(a) What is 'Nakshi Kantha'?

(b) How long has this been practised?

(c) What kind of craft is it?                                             

(d) What districts are famous for "Nakshi Kantha'?

(e) Why are 'Nakshi Kanthas' now in great demand?

3. Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.

Answer 

1. (a) (ii) Bengali; (b) (iv) conventional; (c) (ii) rural people; (d) (iii) commercially; (e) (iii) Jasimuddin.

2. 

(a) Nakshi Kantha is a kind of embroided quilt.

(b) The art has been practised for centuries.

(c) It is a kind of traditional craft.

(d) Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are famous for 'Nakshi kantha'.

(e) 'Nakshi kanthas' are now in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

3. Same as Set 1


Set 3

1. Choose the best answer from the alternative :

a) The term 'indigenous' means–

i) indigestible 

ii) native 

iii) famous 

iv) wild


b) Nakshi Kanthas are a kind of–

i) quilt 

ii) song 

iii) embrodiered quilt 

iv) crop


c) Jasimuddin was a famous–

i) poet 

ii) scientist 

iii) painter 

iv) architect


d) The art of Nakshi Kanthas is most famous to ........ districts in Bangladesh.

i) three 

ii) four 

iii) five 

iv) six


e) The people of Bangladesh and West Bengal usually prepare kanthas for ........ use.

i) national 

ii) industrial 

iii) family 

v) commercial

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2. Write short answer the following questions :

(a) What does 'naksha' mean?

(b) Where has the art of 'Nakshi Kantha' been practised for ages?

(c) What materials are required to prepare Nakshi Kanthas?

(d) When did the name 'Nakshi Kantha' become popular?

(e) Why are 'Nakshi Kanthas' in great demands?


3. Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.


 Answer 


1. 

(a) (iii) native; (b) (iii) embroidered quilt; (c) (i) poet; (d) (iv) six; (e) (iii) family.

2. 

(a) 'Nakasha' means artistic pattern.

(b) The art of 'Nakshi Kantha' has been practised in rural Bengal for ages.

(c) Old or new cloth and thread are required to prepare Nakshi Kanthas.

(d) The name 'Nakshi Kantha' became popular after the poet Jasimuddin's poem 'Nakshi Kanthar Math was published in 1929.

(e) The 'Nakshi Kanthas' are in great demand for the colourful patterns and design.


3. Same as Set 1


Set 4


1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives :

a) ....... are most famous for the craft.

i) Mymensingh, Dhaka

ii) Rajshahi, Rangpur

iii) Mymensingh, Jessore 

iv) Bogra, Pabna


b) Nakshi Kanthas are a kind of–

i) cloth 

ii) quilt 

iii) embroidered quilt 

iv) Shitol Pati


c) What does the word 'pattern' mean?

i) step by step

ii) series 

iii) artistic design 

iv) handmade work


d) What are used to make these quilt?

i) New cloth 

ii) Old cloth

iii) Polymer thread

iv) Any type of cloth and thread


e) Where has the art been practised?

i) Large cities 

ii) Urban area 

iii) Rural area 

iv) Rich family


2. Give short answer the following questions :

(a) What does "naksha" mean?

(b) How did it become famous?

(c) Do you like a Nakshi Kantha or an ordinary kantha? Why?

(d) Why are they in great demand

(e) In cities, where do we get them?


3. Summarize the passage in around 50/85 words.


 Answer 


1. 

(a) (iii) Mymensingh, Jessore; (b) (iii) embroidered quilt; (c) (iii) artistic design; (d) (iv) Any type of cloth and thread; (e) (iii) Rural area.

2. 

(a) "Naksha" means artistic pattern.

(b) Poet Jasimuddin's poem "Nakshi Kanthar Math" made it famous.

(c) I like Nakshi Kantha for its colourful patterns and designs.

(d) They are in great demand for the colourful patterns and designs.

 (e) We get them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities.


3. Same as Set 1



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