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Kalamkari Sarees

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An art that dates almost 3000 years old, Kalamkari is one of the most interesting and charming hand crafts of India. The rich tradition of wearing sarees in India takes a beautiful artistic turn with Kalamkari sarees. Meaning pen work, Kalamkari requires the artist to create beautiful patterns on cloth with a wooden pen. Kalamkari refers to this technique of hand painting on the fabric along with a strenuous process of dyeing. Sri Kalahasti and Machilipatnam regions of Andhra Pradesh are the hub of Kalamkari technique. For painting, skilled workers make use of natural dyes. Various fabric types such as cotton, silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette, art silk and net are printed upon with popular motif patterns such as birds, flowers, creepers. Some of the most popular motifs in Kalamkari sarees are peacock and lotus. Kalamkari hand printing on cotton is famous across South India.

India is a land of festivals and Kalamkari sarees are famously worn during religious, festive and wedding occasions. With the fast changing trends in fashion, more designer sarees are also making use of Kalamkari. These sarees have gained admiration all around the country for the rare blend of rural and urban designs. Kalamkari sarees can be worn for casual wear as well as for ceremonial functions. Designer Kalamkari sarees using zari, Kundan and sequins work look attractive on special occasions. Now one can also buy Kalamkari sarees online from Utsav Fashion and flaunt them. This hand painting art is also being used to design salwar kameez, shawls and jackets. For the serious patrons of Kalamkari sarees, they are also choosy about the blouse design. Designers of Kalamkari blouses are experimenting with applique work and different types of cotton weaves to ensure that their blouses can be worn with these classy sarees. The blouses are also made of hand woven cotton or silk.