KALAMKARI, the art (kari) of using pen and brush (kalam) on cotton has evolved over generations in South India.
COROMANDEL is proud to join in the revival of this once nearly extinct tradition. Presented here is a collection of comforters, throws, sheets, pillows, bedspreads, tablecloths, placemats and napkins.
KALAMKARI is a fifteen step process of dyeing and patterning on cotton. The muted colors are unique and highly prized. Begun as an art form for creating forms of goddess cloth (chinth), today it endures for use in home environments. Each piece is created individually with a repeated hand-blocked motif for the ground (gadh) and the more elaborate motif for the border (jhal). The motifs carved on each handblock date back to the time when cloth dyeing and printing first began.
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