A traditional art of handwork, colour, and magic, Kalamkari is an omnipresent art form that has stood the test of different cultures, regions, and times.
Kalam stands for brush or pen, and Kari means work. The amalgamation of these two words will give you ‘work of pen’. The most customary Indian fine art, Kalamkari’s symbolism has existed throughout this subcontinent in extraordinarily gorgeous paintings on both men and women’s clothes.
How does an artisan make these exquisite pieces of art?
Traditionally, an artisan uses bamboo or wooden cut brushes and dips them in special inks (made from vegetable pigments) of different colours to create beautiful and distinct fabrics. Saris, dupattas, kurtas, and most popularly, shawls are some of the fabrics where you’ll find kalamkari works.
At India Imprints, besides these apparels, we bring this striking handiwork on other types of clothing like blouses and tops for our patrons.