Karkhana

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Rama Madhu Gopal Rao
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Kanza Fatima
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Anand, Mulk Raj, eds. 1978. ‘Homage to Kalamkari’, Marg 31.4.   Barnes, Ruth, eds. 2004. Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies. New Delhi: Manohar.   Bilgrami, Noorjehan. 2000. ‘Ajrak: Cloth from the Soil of Sindh’, paper presented at ‘Approaching Textiles, Varying Viewpoints: Proceedings of the…
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We had the opportunity to speak to Jonnalagadda Gurappa Chetty who is a renowned kalamkari artist based in Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh. He provides insight into the history and current practice of kalamkari in India. - Srikalahasti, June 2015   Gurappa begins by telling us that he learnt the craft…
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In this interview J. Niranjan talks about the history, materials and techniques of kalamkari   J. Niranjan begins by telling us that kalamkari artists traditionally work with themes derived from narratives such as the Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagavatham. In the 15th century, all temple hangings…
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Rajarshi Sengupta
                            A well-used wooden block with a printed textile, Machilipatnam   The term kalamkari literally means ‘work done with a pen.’ The term is now inseparably attached to the painted and block-printed cotton and silk textiles, produced in the Coromandel Coast (parts of Andhra…
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