19.5 x 26.5 cm.
Kalamkari literally translates into ‘A painting done using pen’. Kalamkari is an ancient craft, which traces its origin from 3000 years ago. The art form is typically used to block print their cloths using vegetable dyes, carving their stamps and making their own colours. Historically, Kalamkari belongs to both India and Iran, and has since then evolved into many different styles of block printing as well.
Beauty can be most often spotted in nature, and one of its most vibrant examples is the peacock. Many Indian art forms use the motif of this bird to border their paintings. However, in Kalamkari the peacock holds central focus, as in this hand-painted folder.