TextileGlossary.com

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.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

This is both the name of a fabric and a fiber. A manufactured fiber introduced in the early 1950s, it is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Its ability to stretch and resist wrinkling makes it a...
A sleeveless short top that is held in place by a narrow band of cloth that goes around the back of the neck. Halter tops usually tie, hook, or clasp behind the neck and across the back, leaving the...
The ability of a cloth to hold or pleat or a crease, which has been intentionally created, through the use of a heat treatment. Heat setting of thermoplastic fibers causes creases to be permanently...
Hakama are a type of traditional Japanese clothing. Hakama cover the lower body and resemble a wide, pleated skirt. Hakama were originally worn only by men, but today they are worn (albeit slightly...
The name given to ultra-fine manufactured fibers and the name given to the technology of developing these fibers. Fibers made using microfiber technology, produce fibers which weigh less than 1. 0...

Companies for Kalamkari:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Kalamkari, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!