We all love to wear kalamkari printed saris and kurtas. But do you know the history behind such a loved art of work?
Kalamkari derived its name from 2 words – ‘kalam’ (pen) and ‘kari’ (work), meaning pen-work. This art form was initially started to depict Hindu mythology in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu villages. Eventually, weavers started using it in fabrics with natural dyes. Kalamkari work evolved mainly during the Mughal sultanate to paint their tents.
This 2000-year old craftwork faced a downfall when they were substituted by machine-made fabrics.
Imagine how your wardrobe would look without your go-to kalamkari jacket that you wear with all the solid-coloured tops? Or your mother’s kalamkari sari she gave you to wear in your college function and you made it your own?
We, at India Imprints, are taking one step at a time to restore this lost art form, and we’re sure we can do it with your help.