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History of Kalamkari Kurti was attempted Kalamkari art by many families in Andhra Pradesh, in some villages (Sikkalanayakanpettai) of Tamil Nadu by members of Telugu speaking families that formed their livelihood for generations.
History of Anarkali Kurti Kalamkari Kurti was attempted Kalamkari art by many families in Andhra Pradesh, in some villages (Sikkalanayakanpettai) of Tamil Nadu by members of Telugu speaking families that formed their livelihood for generations.
When Kalamkari art was in decline, it was revived for its craftsmanship in India and abroad. Since the 18th century, it was enjoyed by the British as an ornamental for clothing. Kalamkari Kurti is very popular in India. And it was made by pen and it was also made with handwaving dye. It is found in many types of prints like Cotton Kalamkari, Cotton Shalub Kalkari, etc. Prints are found and Kalamkari is not old fashion.
According to historians, samples of Kalkari cloth were found at archaeological sites at Mohenjodado archaeological sites. The word Kalamkari is used for both art and made clothes. First, the cloth is soaked overnight in cow dung or lap and the next day it is dried in the sun and then dipped in a solution of milk and starch. Then later these clothes are dried in the sun and then to make them soft, they are crushed with wooden sticks. And for painting on it, different types of natural plants, flowers, stems, blisters, etc. are used. And the wood of the tamarind tree is used for painting, all the colors used in Kalamkari are natural.
In India, Kalamkari has developed in two forms. One is Machilipatnam Kalamkari and the other is Srikalahasti Kalamkari. Both forms are famous in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Machilipatnam Kalamkari is mainly done on cotton cloth by hiding and wooden printing blocks. And Srikalahasti Kalamkari is done by hand only on cotton cloth.