Art & Craft of India · Indian Ethnic Wear · Sarees

The Irani-Indian art of Kalamkari

Popularized in India by Persians, Kalamkari or Qalamkari is the art of hand-painting or block-printing of cotton textiles. The name Qalamkari has originated in Persia, which literally means drawing with a pen as qalam means pen and kari means craftsmanship. Process of Kalamkari These intricate patterns are created using only natural dyes. The cotton fabric to… Continue reading The Irani-Indian art of Kalamkari

Art & Craft of India · Indian Ethnic Wear · Sarees

7 things you didn’t know about Banarasi sarees

One of the finest sarees of India, they are popular for their gold or silver zari that makes you feel like a traditional diva. Thank the Mughals. Though Banarasi cotton is mentioned in the Buddhist texts dating 500 to 800 CE, Banarasi fabric grew in popularity during the period of Mughal Emperor Akbar with the… Continue reading 7 things you didn’t know about Banarasi sarees