Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, wherein motifs are inspired by 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: Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
- Rust brown printed A-line Angrakha kurta
- Printed A-line calf length kurta
- Has a V-neck
- Three-quarter sleeves
- Flared hemline
- Angrakha tie-up
- Craft: Kalamkari Hand Block Print
- This is a handcrafted kurta and is prone to colour bleeding due to the use of natural dyes
- The print on the garment might be uneven- owing to the handcrafted nature of the product, adding essence to the garment.