Dancing Shiva


Kalamkari – is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The word kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam’ means pen and ‘kari’ refers to craftsmanship. This art involves 23 tedious steps of dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, starching, cleaning and more. Motifs drawn in kalamkari spans from flowers, peacock, and paisleys to divine characters of Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The colorful art dates back to more than 3000BC. According to historians, fabric samples depicting Kalamkari Art was found at the archeological sites of Mohenjo-Daro.

Dimensions – Length 2.4mtr Width 0.89mtr
Material – Chanderi
Craft – Kalamkari

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