Fine quality original pedana kalamkari block printed natural dyed cotton scarf skillfully crafted by the artisans of Pedana. Showcasing an assortment of hand block printed motifs inspired by traditional kalamkari painting. Kalamkari is the earliest and more complex techniques of block-printing.
Gentle hand wash separately in cold water with mild/liquid detergents, excess natural colours may bleed when washed for the first time. Avoid soaking for too long.
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Srinivas is one of the only artisans in the country who still follows the original technique of hand-block printed Kalamkari and since Srinivas took over the workshop from his father Pitchuka Veera Subbaiah, he has been struggling to keep the original art form, which dates back to the 11th and 12th century, alive and intact.
Pitchuka Srinivas is a well-known Kalamkari master artisan and always had a keen interest in art since his childhood days. After his father's demise, he completely went into Kalamkari and dedicated his whole life to it. His son Varun supports him in his venture and now they're proudly a team of 20 skilled artisans who have taken Kalamkari Art to an international level. Using Natural dyes and classical techniques, he has perfected the craft of Kalamkari. He is highly popular as the last kalamkari craftsman who is fighting to preserve the original handmade form of the Kalamkari craft. The originality in his work is so eye-catching that no one can beat him in Kalamkari Craft today.
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