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Kalamkari Works INR 1199

Posted Byvenkat on 14-09-2018




Description :

Kalamkari is the art of painting on fabrics using a pen. The name Kalamkari is derived from 'kalam' meaning pen and 'kari' means work. Like all other art forms, this too started with designs of religious importance such as images of Gods and scenes from mythology. The art also flourished under the temple guardianship where it was kept alive. Earlier the colors for the designs were extracted plants like indigofera anil and rubia tinctorum but now artificially synthesized indigo and alizarine are used. The main areas in Andhra Pradesh where Kalamkari is done are Srikalahasti and Machilipatnam.