Kalamkari Painting

๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ HI SUGARS, KALAMKARI IS A TRADITIONAL INDIAN ART FORM OF HAND-PAINTING OR BLOCK-PRINTING ON CLOTH.

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Kalamkari is a traditional Indian art form of hand-painting or block-printing on cloth. It refers to the ancient style of hand painting which is done with a pen using natural dyes . It refers to โ€œKalamโ€ which means pen and โ€œkariโ€ means craftsmanship.

Motifs drawn in this ancient art include flowers,peacock and also divine characters from Ramayana and the Mahabharata

Kalamkari Art Styles

Kalamkari paintings are very detailed and complicated . This art is 3000 years old and it is originally from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. There are two distinctive styles of Kalamkari painting

  • Srikalahasti
  • Machilipatnam

In the Srikalahasti technique the pen or the โ€œkalamโ€ is used for freehand drawing and filling in the colors, is a complete handwork art.

In the Machilipatnam style, artists use carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes to print patterns and motifs onto fabric,Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh are two prime states in Indiaโ€ฆ

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