The term Kalamkari is derived from "kalam" pen, and "kari" work. The original kalamkaris had fine black lines drawn with a stylus. Gradually the process evolved from using a pen to printing with hand-carved wooden blocks. Today’s kalamkaris feature the same beautiful aesthetic and motifs made with natural dyes on light backgrounds.
Part of the beauty of kalamkari cloth lies in fact that each block is placed by the artisan’s hand - what is left behind is an imprint of personality and character. Slight variations are to be celebrated.
Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton
Process: Block printed by hand with natural dyes by master craftspeople in South India.
Size is approx. 16" x 16"
Note: Colours will appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions
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