This handloom-made Maheshwari silk saree is crafted with hand-drawn, hand-painted Kalamkari from Srikalahasti. Each item is handcrafted with the hand-painting technique, using 100% natural colours for painting, and might carry variations of colour, patterns and other delicate inefficiencies. Handloom fabric may have an uneven texture. Length – 6.5mtrs / 44″ Fabric – Maheshwari Silk Colour - Medallion Yellow Net Qty -1 Product Weight -300 gms Wash & Care / Maintenance - Dry clean only. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry in direct sunlight. Store in a cool & dry place wrapped in muslin fabric. Return Policy - This item is eligible for replacement, within 7 days of delivery, only in the unlikely event of a damaged, defective or different item delivered to you. Dispatch Timeline - Dispatched in maximum of 3 business days. Generic Name - Saree Country of Origin - India Manufactured and Packed By - Diorama Designs, Main Road, Kotwali Chouraha, Post Sehore
Kalamkari is a popular and one of the oldest hand-printed textile artwork from South India. Only natural dyes are used in Kalamkari, which is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen. It is amazing that a 3000-year-old craft of pen Kalamkari still survives, unaltered and majestic in its very simplicity. Kalamkari was first used to portray scenes from sacred texts such as the Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagavatam. These paintings were often used as decorative backdrops in temples, depicting the stories of deities. Today, these subjects are still common in Kalamkari, as well as other spiritual and ancient symbols. 1.This product has been woven by hand and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process. 2.Screen and digital printed ones look perfect whereas authentic hand-painted Kalamkari has irregularities and minor stains as they are being hand-painted by artisans. It is the irregularity and imperfection that add more beauty to authentic Kalamkari. 3.The smell of milk is the other prominent factor as it is involved in the process of making Kalamkari sarees, dupattas & fabrics. 4. As the fabrics are being washed multiple times during the process, they are rustic, raw & earthy. 5.Kalamkari uses natural dyes which do not carry a brighter look like the artificial dyes and the natural ones might fade a little over a period of time without losing their hand-painted elegance.