Nakshi Kantha, a type of embroidered quilt, is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition of West Bengal. The basic material used is thread and old cloth. The basic material used is thread and old cloth. The colourful patterns and designs that are embroidered resulted in the name "Nakshi Kantha", which was derived from the Bengali word "Naksha", which refers to artistic patterns. Traditionally, Kantha was produced for the use of the family. Today, after the revival of the Nakshi Kantha, they are produced commercially. In 2008, the Indian state of West Bengal registered for the Geographical Indication for Nakshi Kantha.