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Kalamkari Fabric Art

Kalamkari is a style of highly precise hand painting on cotton textiles using natural dyes. It’s origin is from a sacred temple town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh which is over 3000 years old now. Also the Kalamkari art primarily has illustrations from the epic Ramayana and Mahabharata. There are several different processes to make kalamkari fabric. The process starts from bleaching the fabric in milk. After that, boiling the fabric with hand painting. With multiple washes in between, before it is called the Kalamkari fabric. Kalamkari colors include earthy colors like mud red, indigo blue, mustard, rust, etc.

Having lost most of its recognition in the mughal and british era, the ancient Kalamkari art has been on the trend ever since then.