Pen Kalamkari Sarees

Pen Kalamkari Sarees

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      Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India. The word is derived from the Persian words kalam (pen) and Kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.

      In ancient times, groups of singers, musicians, and painters, called chitrakattis, moved village to village to tell the village dwellers, the great stories of Hindu mythology. Progressively, during the course of history, they illustrated their accounts using large bolts of canvas painted on the spot with rudimentary means and dyes extracted from plants. Thus, the first Kalamkari had been born.

      There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - one, the Srikalahasti style and the other, the Machilipatnam style of art. The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the great Hindu epics and the mythological classics.

      Note: These sarees come with ready-to-wear blouses and most of these blouses are made in standard measurements in 36" and 38" with a room provided inside to adjust to your sizes. Sarees are done with fall and pico.