Retracing Kalamkari’s journey : from classic to a contemporary textile art

Titre Retracing Kalamkari’s journey : from classic to a contemporary textile art
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Auteur GHOSH, Soma
Titre du périodique The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design (Inde)
Date 2018
Pagination 26 p.
Résumé Abstract : «This article traces the history of painted and printed textile tradition of the ‘Kalamkari’ technique of India, using mordants and natural dyes. The backdrop of the tradition and its development through the centuries up to the current times has been elucidated. Kalamkari started in the 17th century; originated as a religious tapestry and later became a secular craft under Muslim rule. The kingdom of Golconda in the South of India was a trading centre for diamonds, gems and textiles. The word Kalamkari or working with the pen evolved when the Golconda Sultans called the craftsmen as ‘kalamkars‘. ‘Kalamkari‘thus literally means, art work done using a pen. The story is conveyed by examining the centres where this was/is practised, showcasing older classic and later contemporary images, the artists, the techniques used and exploring the 21st century scenario of this textile art.»
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