Kalamkari is a traditional textile art form from the state of Telangana, India. The word ‘Kalamkari’ is derived from two words; ‘kalam’ meaning pen and ‘kari’ meaning work. Kalamkari involves hand-painting and hand-block printing on cotton, silk, and other fabrics using natural dyes.

Kalamkari is not just an art form but a meticulous process that reflects the rich cultural heritage of India. This ancient technique, dating back over 3,000 years, involves 23 steps, including treating the fabric with a solution of cow dung and bleach, preparing natural dyes, and finally, intricate hand-painting or block printing. 

About Cluster

300 women artisans
Shri Padmavati Mahila Sangh Producer Company
Tirupati, Telangana
Sarees, Dress Material, Dupatta, Bags