Cotton Shawl Begonia
Size: 85cm x 220cm
Hand painted with Kalamkari technique, using organic colors.
Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India.The cotton fabric gets its glossiness by immersing it for an hour in a mixture of Myrobalans and cow milk. Contours and reasons are then drawn with a point in bamboo soaked in a mixture of jagri fermented and water; one by one these are applied, then the vegetable dyes. After applying each color on to the motif, the Kalamkari fabric is washed after drying. Thus, each fabric can undergo up to 20 washes.