Andhra Pradesh arts

Kalamkari Arts Online.

Kalamkari is an ancient hand painted and block printed art which originated in Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari goes through a process called resist-dyeing and hand printing and other processes before it is final. This art is carried out on gold brocade worked woven fabric in order to make it more attractive. This was used as sarees and dhotis by the royal family during the rule of Raja Serfoji and Raja Shivaji. Lepakshi paintings are well known from Ananthpur in Andhra Pradesh.

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