Srikalahasti Penwork Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh
One of India's oldest arts, which began about 3000 years ago, is Srikalahasti Kalamkari. Srikalahasti Kalamkari is inspired by religious beliefs. They tell the story of our prana like Ramayana and Mahabharata. In ancient India, a singer, dancer, and painter called Chitrakatis went from village to village and told the villagers about Hindu mythology. At that time, they used dyes obtained from plants and painted them in a simple way. This form of art peaked at the Golkonda Sultan in Hyderabad. The Mughal Empire, which promoted this art in Golconda, called it "Quaramkari" and later "Kalamkari". Kalamkari has been practiced and earned a living for generations by many families in Andhra Pradesh.