Nakshi Katha, a type of embroidered quilt, is a centuries-old Bengali art tradition in Bangladesh. The basic material used is thread and old cloth. The colorful 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. The early kathas had a white background accented with red, blue, and black embroidery; later yellow, green, pink, and other colours were also included. The running stitch called "Katha stitch" is the main stitch used for the purpose. Traditionally, Katha was produced for the use of the family. Today, after the revival of the nakshi kantha, they are produced commercially.