Length: 2.5m each
Fabric: Top and Dupatta Cotton silk and bottom cotton
Colours may vary slightly due to the difference between digital and fabric colours
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.
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.