KALAMKARI fabric coupon in 100% cotton. RARE PIECE. Printed by hand, each pattern is unique.
TECHNIQUE OF THE KALAMKARI ... little story: The kalamkari is a traditional pictorial art of India from the south and west of the country. The cotton fabric is primed by immersion for one hour in a mixture of resin and water. The contours and patterns are then printed by hand using vegetable dyes. Technique used in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in southern India, but also in Gujarat. Traditional themes are the representation of epic and puranas (Indian mythology), as well as floral motifs. During the ages, the iconography was enriched according to the tastes and the imagination of the artist: trees of life, scenes of everyday life, etc. The contours and patterns are then hand-printed with different hand-carved wooden stamps, with a mixture of fermented jagger (palm sugar), rusty iron and water, which gives this deep black color. Then comes the turn of the other vegetal colors applied one by one (yellow, blue, green, pink, ...) after. It takes a full day of drying for each color.
Irregularities may be present in the print due to manual printing on the fabric. This gives it all its authenticity and know-how specific to this technique of printing by stamps.
SHADES: ivory, red, blue, black. Flowers prints.
Ideal for furnishing (curtains) or linen (pillow, pillowcase). The fabric is light weight.
Dimensions 88 x 230 cm.
Made in India
Sent in registered letter via India Post.
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