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What is "Kalamkari" - Definition & Explanation

Use of Kalam (or pen) inpatterning the fabrics through the medium of vegetable dyes that this term Kalamkaribecame widely known later as a trade term. Isused fordecorative or functional hangings,aswrapping andcovering material or incostume.
Literally 'pen artí; the craft of painting textiles with a pen or stick, originally Persian, now, traditional to Andhra Pradesh.
Qalamkari or Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed textile, produced in various places in India. The word derives from the Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (workmanship).
A style of drawing with dyes on cloth. Tiny funnel type tools are used for this and every sari or textile is one of a kind and hand drawn.

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