The Healing Fabric "Kalamkari" is a type of hand-painted Cotton/ Silk textile, produced in parts of India and Iran.

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.

"The fabric is soaked for an hour in resin and cow milk to give that glossy look on a saree."

A total of 23 steps are required to be followed to make the art of Kalamkari come to life.

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"Only natural dyes are used in kalamkari and it involves seventeen steps."

These steps are dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block-printing, starching, cleaning, fixation and more.

"Kalamkari is known to be a healing fabric, as the colors, motifs and the narration of magical forms create an aura that heals an individual physically and spiritually."

"The colours used in Kalamkari are exquisite earthy tones of reds, blues, greens, yellows and browns. Women are depicted in shades of yellow, gods in blue and demons in red and green."