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Kalamkari - The ancient art of storytelling

Kalamkari - The ancient art of storytelling

कलमकारी

Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done in the Telangana province on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen. The textiles are painted using natural dyes. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ referring to the  craftsmanship. Motifs drawn in Kalamkari spans from flowers, peacock, paisleys to mythological characters. The art of Kalamkari is primarily done to create textiles like sarees, Dupattas and also a few modern interventions on Kanjivaram and Patola sarees.

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