The product is a flat sheet which can be used as a Dohar, a throw or a table cloth. The top most layer is cotton silk, locally available. The middle layer is cotton. And the inside contrast colour layer is mulmul – softest cotton. This is to ensure a lovely, comfy and cosy feel when you use it as a Dohar. Unique one of a kind. Talk of traditional skills being used for modern living. This is kalamkari. One of the oldest forms of hand painted textiles with florals on bright backgrounds using natural colours. The colours are modern, the pattern inspired by nature is thoroughly contemporary and we have brought out these contemporary products.
Story of Craft: Kalamkari literally means, Kalam – pen & kari – work, i.e., art work done using a pen. The word is derived from the Persian words.Vegetable dyes are used to colour the designs applied on cloth. Today, two of the most prominent centres of kalamkari production are Srikalahasti (Chittoor District) and Machilipatnam (Krishna District) in Andhra Pradesh. The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for free hand drawing of the subject and filling in the colours, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity – scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the great Hindu epics – Ramayana. Mahabarata, Puranas and the mythological classics.