Everything about Kalamkari paintings – the exquisite art form of India.

Kalamkari translates to “pen craft”, where ‘kalam’ means pen and ‘kari’ translated to artwork. This wonderful piece of art is a unique and antique style of craftsmanship done by hand on cotton or silk fabric with the help of a tamarind brush. What sets it apart is the fact that it employs only naturally obtained dyes. The process of creating masterpieces is however extremely lengthy. It entails 23 steps such as bleaching, dyeing, starching, block printing, hand printing and many more. Kalamkari paintings or artwork is mainly concentrated in Andhra Pradesh, predominantly in Machilipatnam and Kalahasti . Srikalahasti happened to be the