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Sunday Stash 09 - Kalamkari Fabrics

Hello,

Kalamkari is an Indian heritage which in ancient days was made by drawing folktales (using pen =kalam) into a piece fabric. However in modern days, kalamkari mostly done by hand printing using pre-made wooden blocks. Thus, imperfections of colors and prints from the hand printing process are an added charms of all Indian block printed fabrics. 

Indian Dancers - Kalamkari Fabric

In the ancient times, kalamkari
 mostly depicted the episodes of Indian mythology, as  similar to the stained glasses of the Christian cathedrals. (source)

Indian Floral Kalamkari Print

In Modern times, many kalamkari designs are digitalized to create digital print kalamkari which is widely popular. However traditional method of block print using wooden block is still widely used. 

Buddha Print Kalamkari Mudcloth

Kalamkari specifically depicts epics such as the Ramayana or Mahabharata. However, in recent time, you will find kalamkari depicting Buddhist Art forms too, musical instruments, florals, animals and others. 

Elephant Peacock Kalamkari Mud cloth

Check out a couple of things you can make from this unique traditional Indian Fabrics. 

Travel Pouch 

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Quilted Tote by Kaarukriti


Yellow Travel Pouch 
Indian Elephant Pouch by Bhavana Designs at Etsy

Hippie Tote Bag by Bhavana Designs at Etsy
Aren't they gorgeous? 
The Kalamkari Fabrics are available at :



Handmade Bags, Totes and Pouches  available at :





Have a beautiful Sunday,