Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and in Iran. The word is derived from the Persian words ghalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen.
The cotton fabric gets its glossiness by immersing it in a mixture of Myrobalans and cow milk. Contours and reasons are then drawn with a point in bamboo soaked in a mixture of jagri fermented and water; then the vegetable dyes. After applying each color on to the motif, the Kalamkari fabric is washed after drying. Thus, each fabric undergoes upto 20 washes. Various effects are obtained by using cow dung, seeds, plants and crushed flowers to obtain natural dye.
Material & Care
Material : 100% Cotton (powerloom) Handprinted dyeing (Block Printing)
Color-fast (Soak in salt water for five minutes before the first wash. Any excess dye, would leave off the cloth)
3 piece salwar suit – 2.5mts top, 2.25mts salwar and 2.5mts dupatta
Care : Hand wash, Do not dry in direct sunlight (dry in shade), wash in cold or luke warm water.
* Images are taken carefully such that the original colour does not vary. Colours may slightly vary from the original depending on the parameters set in the monitor and light effects.
NOTE: Since Kalamkari or Pen Kalamkari designs are handicrafted and done with natural dyes using natural hand processes, the designs may have slight shading or over-printing or dull-printing. This is not considered as damage of the product and returns will not be accepted in this concern. Please note that the designs may have slight variations.
* It is always advisable to soak new cotton clothes in water and then dry them before stitching. This ensures perfect fit after stitching.
Festivals, Pujas. Casual Gatherings, Gift for someone you love and also great for daily use.