The word Kalamkari is derived from the Persian words Kalam meaning ‘pen’ and Kari meaning ‘work’.
Kalamkari refers to the art of pen and brush technique painting on cloth – generally the pieces described the narrative of religious legends from which stories were learnt in the temples.
Kalamkari is a product of the southeast coast of India. The antique piece which inspired this collection would have been made for export to the Persian market, probably to be used as a door curtain.
The Cypress tree was a popular Persian motif. Originally in 16th and 17th century all colours were painted onto cloth, in the nineteenth century most colours were printed by woodblock, although often the yellow was painted on with a Kalam.
The inspiration for this collection was printed by woodblock in the late nineteenth century.
The Kalamkiri Panel can be joined edge to edge, with or without the narrow side border. The panel measures 3.00m overall but can be shortened by removal of horizontal stripes – off cuts can be used creatively to make complimentary items. The panel is available in the same six colour combinations as designs Cypress, Pedana Stripe and Persian Paisley.
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