This Indo-Persian Kalamkari is hand-blocked and painted by a very skilled artisan. Natural organic dyes. Exquisite color and design with mythological animals. A small signature at the top.
The word Kalamkari derives from the Persian language where ‘qalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship. The art is 3000 years old. Many tedious steps are involved from dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, starching, cleaning and more. Design motifs in this Kalamkari range from flowers, peacocks, botehs to divine characters of Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. A few old discrete repairs. Very good condition.
Size: 75” x 45”-
Period: 19th Century