A ‘Kalamkari art museum’ has been opened at Pedana in Andhra Pradesh.
- The museum traces the history of the art and displays the process of extraction of natural colours from various sources.
- Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship.
- There are two identifiable styles of Kalamkari art in India – Srikalahasti style and Machilipatnam style.