Khadi by Chitrika- Orange- Brown Saree with Sea Green Border with Sea Green Handloom Blouse Piece With Kalamkari painting patches
Colour- Orange Semi Khadi saree with green border and Sea green blouse piece with Pen kalamkari motif patches
Product- Semi Khadi saree
Pattern- Kalahasti Kalamkari Pen Painting
length- 5.50 metres.
Weight- 800 grams
Care- Dry wash for the first time.
mild detergent wash, dry it in shade
Chitrika is an NGO which was started in 2005 with an objective to promte artisan owned and managed business enterprises.
Chitrika works with around 200 handloom weavers from Vamsadhara Producer Company of Srikakulam and Godhavari Women Weavers Producer company, East Godhavari, both from the state of Andhra Pradesh.
They weave Sarees, Dupattas, Stoles, Yardages and Dress materials.
The material after getting stitched looks extremely elegant. The comfortable, breezy and stylish dress would look perfect for any occassion.
Kalamkari Painted patches on the Blouse piece:
The word Kalamkari is derived from the persian term Qualamkari. Qualam/Kalam means Pen and Kari means Craftmanship. There are two Kalamkari styles one is Kalmkari Block prints practiced in Pedana near Machilipatnam, Andhra pradesh and Kalamkari Pen painting practiced in Srikalahasti near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari Art dates back to 3000BC and the Mughal era was considered to be Golden age fo KAlamkari Art. The British further popularised this form and the small village of Pedana near Machilipatnam became the centre for Kalamkari Blockprints. Kalahasti became the seat of intricately hand painted pen art. Pen KAlamkari, as it popularly called involves free hand painting. Strenuous process of Kalamkari Block print involves 23 stages. the dyes are natural and organic. This art uses natual hues like Black, Indigo, Orange, green, Maroon and Brown. The pen for Painting and blocks used for block printing are also carved by hand. Procedure followed from beginning to end is all by hand.