Product Code hbk1880401c1
KALAMKARI HAND BLOCK PRINT FABRIC
**Colours may vary slightly due to the difference between a digital and a fabric colour**
Kalamkari originates from qalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship). Majorly found in Hyderabad, this is a type of hand painting or block-printing on clothes. There are two types of kalamkari art in India - the Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style. The Srikalahasti style uses a pen for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors. Machilipatnam style uses wooden blocks for the creation of different designs. Both of these styles flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - with deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics - Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and the mythological classics.
Width: 44 inches
Care Instructions: Natural dyes are used in printing all the designs in this fabric, so minimal colour bleeding is observed in the first and second wash. For the same reason, separate hand wash and/or salt water soak is recommended. For long-lasting bright colours, do not dry under direct sunlight. No shrinkage is observed.
Note: As it is a hand block printed fabric with natural dyes, there can be slight irregularities in the fabric in terms of the block/colour. However, this is the beauty of the fabric and the authenticity of the art itself.