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 art’; 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:

A light weight, lustrous twill weave constructed fabric with a silk-like hand. Surah is the fabric of ties, dresses, and furnishings. It is available in silk, polyester, and rayon. A silk, rayon, or...
A doublet is a man's snug-fitting buttoned jacket that was worn in medieval and Tudor times. Originally it was a mere stitched and quilted lining ("doubling"), worn under a hauberk or cuirass to...
A steel rod which is inserted in between the base fabric and the pile ends in a pile fabric woven on a wire loom or épinglé loom. The height and thickness of the rod determine the size of the loop. A...
Non-toxic semi-aniline dyes are non-toxic transparent dyes used to dye leather. These dyes are derived from coal tar and fully penetrate the leather while preserving the appearance of natural grains...
The property of fibers that measures strength. This is determined by the force required to rupture of break the fiber. Typically, this is measure is grams per denier, or g/d. Tensile strength measres...

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!