What is kalamkari?
It is a type of painting cotton fabric with a kalam for example pen, which includes a sharp-pointed pierced bamboo managing the regulation of color on the texture. Be that as it may, it wasn't constantly called by this .The name begins from Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship). Andhra Pradesh is well known all over for this type of form. The significant structures are Srikalahasthi from Chittoor locale, and Machilipatnam Kalamkari of Krishna area. Machilipatnam Kalamkari includes the utilization of vegetable colored square painting of fabrics and it is created in the town of Pedana, close Machilipatnam in Krishna region of Andhra Pradesh. This type of painting was enlisted for geographical sign under handicraft products. This style at first developed during the time of Mughal Dynasty and later it was polished by Golconda Sultanate.
History of Kalamkari
Kalamkari has been around for nearly 2000 years in India. In earlier times, groups of singers, musicians and painters, called chitrakars, moved from village to village to tell the village dwellers, the great stories of Hindu mythology. They outlined their records utilizing enormous bolts of canvas painted on the spot with simple methods and colors separated from plants. Similarly, one found in the Hindu temples huge boards of kalamkari portraying the scenes of Hindu folklore and iconography, like Buddhist Thangka works of art. Around the eleventh century, when the Persians went to the port of Maesolia (Now Machilipatnam) to profit, they found that there was texture accessible in India, which was hand printed utilizing squares. In those days it was called 'Addakam', which implied printed fabric.
Persians made floor coverings, draperies, kurtas, and sarees out of this texture. They would purchase the texture here and sell it back in their countries at multiple times the cost. At the point when they saw that there was a great deal of interest for this sort of workmanship, they chose to set up tents along the banks of Machilipatnam in an offer to build up the exchange of the 'Addakam' texture. They would purchase the printed texture, which had multifaceted drawings depicting temples, divine beings, individuals, trees, leaves and blooms and would utilize pens produced using tamarind, plunge them in regular colors and color in them. That work, finished with these pens, gave the artistic expression the name of 'Kalamkari'.