Kalamkari Painting - Lakshmi

Lakshmi-4.jpg
Lakshmi-3.jpg
Lakshmi-5.jpg
Lakshmi-1.jpg
Lakshmi-6.jpg
Lakshmi-4.jpg
Lakshmi-3.jpg
Lakshmi-5.jpg
Lakshmi-1.jpg
Lakshmi-6.jpg

Kalamkari Painting - Lakshmi

175.00

The beauty and splendor of Divine Mother Lakshmi (the Goddess of prosperity and peace) is radiantly displayed in this unique piece of Kalamkari art. (Read below about this traditional art from India.)

  • Size: 21” wide X 32 ½ “ length
  • Colors: golden yellow/blue/rusty red/black
  • Mediums: 100% natural cotton and 100% natural dyes

Stretched on wooden frame and ready to adorn your sacred space.

FREE SHIPPING WITHIN U.S.

Add To Cart

The Story of Kalamkari Paintings

Kalam –  pen
Kari – craftsmanship

Kalamkari is an ancient form of hand painting. The artist uses a pen made out of Tamarind twigs and natural dyes to paint spiritually inspired themes on silk or cotton fabrics.

Historians in India have dated this art form as far back as 3000 BC. Remnants of Kalamkari paintings have been found in the archeological sites of Mohenjo-Daro (Indus Valley Civilization)

Later, under the patronage of the Mughal Emperors of India, this art form flourished in the Golconda and Coromondal provinces of south/central India.

The Creative Process of Making Kalamkari Paintings

Natural silk or cotton fabrics and natural dyes are used in a 23 step process to complete each painting. A natural process of bleaching the fabric, softening it, sun drying, preparing natural dyes, hand painting, to the processes of air drying and washing.

The colors used in Kalamkari are primarily earthy like indigo, mustard, rust, black and green. Natural dyes used are derived from natural sources with no use of chemicals and artificial ingredients. For example, the craftsmen extract black color by blending jaggery, water and iron fillings which they essentially used for outlining the sketches. While mustard or yellow is derived by boiling pomegranate peels, red hues are created from bark of madder or algirin. Likewise, blue is obtained from indigo and green is derived by mixing yellow and blue together.

Sublime images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and mythological stories from the great epics of India ( the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) are the main inspirations behind these exquisite paintings. Each are uniquely created to bring there own distinctly sacred quality to enhance the sacred space that you are hoping to create.