Kalamkari work is one of the most celebrated styles of hand printing produced in India, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is mostly done on cotton textile. Kalam means pen and Kari mean work which means “artwork done using pen”.
The name ‘Kalamkari’ signifies the craftsmanship on a fabric using a special pen of tamarind twig or bamboo reed rolled with wool and entwined with cotton thread.
However unique the craft, the process of manufacturing is so laborious and testing, that the up-and-coming artisans are turning to other options for employment, as against working for the advancement of this beautiful craft