Friday, December 3, 2010

Vegetable dye hand painted Kalamkari dupattas at their very best

The art of Kalamkari painting is one of the oldest among the traditional arts of India. Drawing upon a repertoire of well-loved epics, these fabulous textiles are hand painted with natural dyes produced from vegetables and leaves.Each design on a single dupatta or a sari takes around 45 days to complete. The designs are not essentially only epics. Another variation in the design from this Kalamkari town of Sri Kalahasti is the full body of a  Peacock depicted very artistically. Check out some of the Kalamkari designs that we produce at Purvi.

The other variety is the famous 'Tree of Life' design which has been depicted in several Indian art forms. Other than that, Hindu gods and deities have been portrayed in a magnificent way to the liking of customers inclined to  Indian art and culture.

The other aspect of Kalamkari is an art that involves hand block printing apart from painting. The figures with rounded shapes and border designs are typical of Kalamkari. Wall hangings, prayer mats, rugs and carpets are popular Kalamkari products.

This tradition which developed in the temple town of Kalahasti is predominantly focussed on themes from Hindu mythology, renowned epics like Ramayana, Mahabharatha, images of Gods and heroes. Masulipatnam style is more famous for the home furnishings, bed covers and curtains but the traditional Kalahasti style is more prominently seen in Dupattas, Sarees, borders and patches,wall hangings and dress materials.

Since the whole process involves natural colors and chemicals, the art has fast gained a place for itself in the international markets.

The Kalamkari designs at Purvi are awe inspiring and promise a  treat to your eyes.


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