There are some locations in Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh in India traditionally known for their art of hand painting on sarees in beautiful colours and sharp detailing; a demonstrative display of skill and precision in exemplary artistry.
The sensational variety of traditional hand painting
Kalamkari, meaning craftsmanship through the use of a pen, is an ethnic art involving hand-painting or block printing on Sarees, There are two styles that highlight this art. One that is influenced by Hindu scriptures and mythology. It mostly has subjects of Gods, temple hangings, epic scenes and other religious themes, in its ‘Kalamkari’. Certain marked features of this style are simplicity, good use of colour with, sharpness in the depictions, and the use of motifs. The other style having Islamic influence uses more of flora and fauna as themes in its work. Natural dyes are employed for colours, in Kalamkari, with cotton, silk, crepe, georgette being the usual fabrics as canvas for this art. Motifs with trees, creepers, flowers, leaves, birds are popular. The hand painting tribal ethnic art of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bengal and Orissa demonstrates the fine craft executed with finesse. It is fairly different from the Kalamkari mentioned above. The tribal artisans paint patterns, motifs, scenes from the epics, tribal dancing, wedding scenes, ordinary village life, animals, birds, floral designs and other subjects and themes on fabrics like pure silk, cotton and sico. They transfer themes onto fabrics using locally available materials, vegetable and organic dyes. They make use of elementary methods of drawing and tracing on the fabric and then painting on them.
The beauty of such art lies in the craftsmanship in fine detailing, right colour combinations, and extraordinarily neat finish that speaks volumes about their unique skills. Batik is a process using ‘resists’ for dyeing a fabric before making designs on it. The resist or physical block prevents these desired areas on the fabric from being penetrated when the fabric is dyed in a vat. Generally wax is used as a resist in Batik. The rarer type of Batik is Pen Batik. Fine designs are made on the fabric using ‘Tjanting’ tools. Molten Wax at a certain temperature is carefully put on the design lines with a Batik dropper pen. The fabric is then dyed in a small tub of prepared colour dye. In both cases care is taken to keep the temperature of the wax between 200 and 230 degrees. After the dyeing process is over and the fabric put in hot water, the wax melts to leave, a neatly dyed and designed fabric.
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The range and depth of hand painted sarees at Unnati is very encouraging. There are Tussar silks that sport tribal art painting scenes, thematic representations of folk lore. There is the Patachitra on Tussar Silks that are suited for weddings and other exclusive occasions. Then you have the tribal art line depiction Warli Paintings on Tussar silk sarees that have a unique appeal. Kalamkari makes its presence felt in fine Tussar Silk fabrics and is very much suitable for weddings, parties and those exclusive occasions.
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