Vintage kalamkari panel, vintage Indian kalamkari cloth, hand painted and block print, natural died kalamkari panel

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Vintage kalamkari panel, vintage Indian kalamkari cloth, hand painted and block print, natural died kalamkari panel.

DESCRIPTION:
Vintage Indian kalamkari panel, block printed and hand painted, colors are very lovely, there tones of purple, blue and rust on a light beige base, the designs are outlined in black.
This kalamkari panel is vintage, dating to second half of the 1900’s.

Kalamkari, which literally means “pen-worked,” is a multistep process for creating designs. The cloth is first stiffened by being steeped in astringents and buffalo milk and then dried in the sun. The red, black, brown, and violet portions of the designs are outlined with a mordant, and the cloth is placed in a bath of alizarin. The cloth is then covered with wax, except for the parts to be dyed blue, and placed in an indigo bath. Afterwards, the wax is scraped off and the areas to be yellow or pale green are painted by hand.

It is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and Iran. Its name originates in the Persian word Qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen. Only natural dyes are used in kalamkari and it involves seventeen steps.

CONDITION:
Very good condition, there are no holes or other issues to signal.

MEASURES:
181 cm by 217 cm.

Additional information

Dimensions 217,0 × 181,0 cm

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