Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, wherein motifs are inspired from the folklore and are hand painted using the tool of kalam directly onto the fabric. The process involves washing, rinsing, soaking and bleaching the fabric and applying mordants and dyes using natural substances like indigo (blue), madder (red), mango bark (yellow) and palm sugar (black). Painting on the fabric is done with a kalam, charcoal and myrobalan paste.
- Region: Madhya Pradesh
- Beige and olive green straight
- Ethnic motifs printed
- Round neck, sleeveless, no sleeves
- Straight hem
- Machine weave regular pure cotton
- Kalamkari hand block print
- This is a handcrafted kurta, and is prone to colour bleeding due to use of natural dyes
- The print on the garment might be unevenly owning to the handcrafted nature of the product, adding essence to the garment.
- Taavi uses sustainable thread for the manufacturing of its garments.