Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kalamkari sari of India and Iran

Kalamkari sari is one of the most beautiful types of sari produced in India and Iran. The name Kalamkari is combination of two Persian words ghalam means pen and kari menace craftsmanship. The meaning of Kalamkari is drawing with a pen (Ghalamkar). The kalamkari sari is also known as Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile product or sari that produced in some parts of India and in some parts of Iran. This kalamkari is one of the very popular kind of sari in India and Iran. Women very much like to wear this kalamkari sari in special occasion and functions. The popularity of these saris is so huge due to the design and colour scheme of these saris.

This kamalkari saris or Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana near by Machilipatnam in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, evolved with patronage of the Mughals and the Golconda sultanate. These saris are very old kind of saris according to Indian history. Women like these saris from many years.

Famous Kalamkari saris of India
The process of making these kalamkari saris are begins with a cotton cloth that immersed for an hour in a mixture of Myrobalans and cow milk that gives glossiness to the cotton fabric. After that Contours and reasons are then drawn with a point in bamboo soaked in a mixture of jagri fermented and water then one by one these are applied, after that the vegetable dyes are used to give a very unique and natural colour to these saris, After applying each colour on to the cotton motif can washed up to 20 times to remove unnecessary colour. After that it gets a very attractive look. Cow dung, seeds, plants and crushed flowers are used to obtain natural dye and various effects. Because of these various effects these kalamkari saris are gets very unique and attractive look. So women in all over the world like to wear these saris. Now days through online shopping women in all over the world purchasing these saris and wearing these saris in various special functions and festivals. So these are some gossips about famous kalamkari saris of India and Iran. 

No comments:

Post a Comment