Dastsaaz Kalamkari Pashmina Shawl
Kalam and Kari - the two Persian words that form the basis of the Kalamkari art, which refers to a textile decoration that includes hand-painting motifs over shawls or other fabric. The same art form has been chosen by our artisan who works it over a handwoven Pashmina shawl in the form of large Persian paisleys. The art of Kalamkari is rooted in nature, as the ingredients used are purely natural. Perhaps this is the reason it blends with sustainable Pashmina flawlessly and makes the end product a delight to look at.
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The word Kalamkari is made up of two terms, 'Kalam' meaning 'Pen' and 'Kari' meaning 'work'. Hence the word Kalamkari literally translates to Pen work or brushwork. Kalamkari work is one of the main traditional works of India and is represented in many art forms of the country even today such as heritage fibres and paintings. The exclusive characteristic of a Kalamkari shawl would definitely be the fine details and the careful mix of colours in this intricate hand-drawn pen work.
Designing from Kalamkaar: When a Pashmina is chosen for Kalamkari, it has to be sent to a Kalamkar(a specialist of Kalamkari).
Selecting the Pen: The Kalamkar uses materials like bamboo or other wooden pens with flat nibs called Kalams, dips them in inks that are made from vegetable-derived pigments, and creates marvellous designs all over the lush fabric.
Designs: Usually large paisleys are printed in a plethora of different colours are handpainted over the base, but other motifs are used as well.
Origin: Kalamkari Shawls are believed to originate from Northers states of India.
In Kashmir: It wasn't until the 18th century that Kalamkari was done over Kashmiri Pashmina shawls. What is special about Kashmiri Kalamkari work is that when done over a Pashmina shawl, it is later hand embroidered in multicoloured threads to make the motifs more prominent and beautiful.
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