Kalamkari Dupatta - Yellow

Intricate designs by authentic Kalamkari artists of Andhra Pradesh, whose designs will complete your ethnic wardrobe. Choose a few from our collection and you will never worry about looking different in bevy of your friends.

Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India, especially Andhra Pradesh. The word is derived from the Persian words ghalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship), meaning drawing with a pen (Ghalamkar). The art flourished under the patronage of Moghuls and Golconda kingdom.

There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - one, the Srikalahasti style and the other, the Machilipatnam style. The process used for both schools of Kalamkari painting is more or less the same Masulipatnam style uses block-printing procedures, whereas the process of latter is more complex. For Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari the pen is used for creating patterns and free hand drawings, the filling of colour is entirely handwork. The major attraction here is the usage of only natural dyes and colours, the entire process requires 17 complex steps to complete.

 





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