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The kalamkari work is well known in Andhra. This particular work is done on the fabric or saris.
Kalamkari is an art of hand-painting or block printing on fabric. There are two different centers of kalamkari art one is Sri kalahasti and the other is Machilipatam the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The dyes used in this painting are natural dyes. This particular art is beautifully done on various fabrics like cotton, silk, georgette, chiffon, crape and supernet.
Trees, creepers, flowers, leaf and birds are some of the famous motifs, kalamkari patch work over the fabric is fashion and in demand. Glossy kalamkari printing on south pure cotton saris is a very refreshing. It is worn whole day. It is well appealing kalamkari hand painted on bomkai cotton sarees is a very eye-catching.
The independence came a new interest in the traditional crafts of India. The All India Handicrafts Board set out to revive many of these crafts. The Masulipatnam is a very old place for this type of printing blocks lay hidden away unused.
The glossiness of this particular cotton fabric by immersing it for an hour in a mixture of myrabalam (resin) and cow milk is one of the procedures. The soaked bamboo is a mixture of jagri fermented and water. One by one these are applied then on the fabric through vegetable dyes. After applying, each color, the kalamkari is washed. Thus each fabric can undergo up to 20 washings. The various effects are obtained by using cow dung, seeds, plants and crushed flowers.
The kalamkari is a word that runs through the history of Indian Textiles from the beginnings as a simple folkcraft through both great and bad times down to its revival today. Kalam comes from the Persian language that means pen and Kari means work. Actually the name came into being with the Muslim influences coming into India, the technique is very old.
The beginning of kalamkari probably rest in south India and grew out of the need to further develop some of the temple rituals. The pichhwais (cloth back Drops of Shrines) of Rajasthan and Gujarat are kalamkari. This are particularly painted cloth used as decorations for the shrines of Krishna in his appearance as Srinathji in Rajasthan.
The actual kalamkari technique is very complicated and time consuming. In some reasons it is taken several days to produce a cloth and in others several weeks. The quality of the piece depends upon the factors, not the least of which is the quality of the water used and the availability of the local minerals to be used as mordants.
Today’s pupil, Hyderabad likes to wear this type of sarees. The kalamkari cotton sarees have a cut that is followed to the younger generations. The fashion results such that it can flatter various body shapes and at the same time cotton saree is comfortable enough not to emphasize areas, but one prefers to keep covered.
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