The indigenous craft of Hand block-printed Kalamkari
Inspired by our love for all things floral, blooming and free-spirited - Free-size and size inclusive silhouettes for those who love to keep it effortless & flowy - made in a small village of Pedana where over 1,000 artisan families solely survive on making vegetable dyes, blocks and printing of 25 distinctive Kalamkari textiles.
With fabrics that are locally sourced in and around Andhra Pradesh, each piece goes through a 7-step process of washing, soaking, bleaching and printing and is then hand block-printed with vegetable dyes derived from minerals, leaves, flowers and bark of different trees that has no harmful effects on users or the environment. The reason each piece is unique and takes a long time to finish.
What makes this curation special:
From Pedana, Andhra Pradesh
A 7-step process that involves fabric being soaked in milk and water for 3 days & naturally bleached with Myrobalan paste before it's finally ready for printing.
A unique process
Washed in River Krishna and sun-dried on sandy floors for a long lasting color.
again after printed using wooden blocks to ensure the dyes are fully absorbed onto the fabric.
Hand block-printed using Vegetable Dyes
made using minerals, leaves, flowers and bark of different trees which makes the hues of the entire yard of fabric imperfectly perfect