The word ‘Kalamkari’ translates to ‘pen craft’ where ‘kalam’ means pen and ‘kari’ translates to work. This vibrant art dates back to over 3000 B.C. As per historians, cloth samples portraying Kalamkari art were discovered at the archaeological sites of Mohenjo-Daro. During the Mughal era, this style of painting gained massive recognition and during the 18th century, it was promoted as decorative artwork. The skillful art form involves 23 meticulous steps involving, bleaching, washing, drawing, dyeing, etc.


This piece of Kalamkari art depicts a royal horse that has been embellished with bejeweled saddle and other ornaments. It has a flag on its forehead representing the empire to which it belongs. Horses were considered as royal carriage for the kings and their army during war in earlier days.


The artwork also depicts a Kalamkari tree of life.


This hand painted artwork, done in pen and acrylic colours, represents a true taste of traditional art for your home. Buy here.

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