Shirt dress made out of Handwoven Malkha fabric with hand printing technique of Kalamkari. The shirt dress can work with the lace slip or without. This shirt dress has been paired with a slip which has to be purchased separably.
The model is wearing S size
The Measurements are as follows:
Bust - 36 1/2"
Length - 35"
Fabric- Malkha Cotton
Malkha - Malkha Stands for a decentralised , sustainable , field to fabric cotton textile chain , collectively owned and managed by the primary producers - the farmers , the ginners , the spinners , the dyers and weavers . The idea of Malkha comes from the history of cotton cloth making in the Indian subcontinent , the history of a robust and resilient industry embedded in diverse local cultures and customs a history stretching over millennia a pattern of textile production that was subverted by the industrial revolution model that respects neither nature nor society .
Kalamkari - Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand painted or block printed cotton textile , produced in parts of India and Iran the word is derived from the Persian words ghalam ( pen ) and Kari ( craftsmanship ) meaning drawing with a pen ( Ghalamkar ) . Vegetable dyes are used to colour the designs applied on the cloth . the art of painting using organic dyes on cloth is very popular in many parts of India . The Artists use a bamboo or date palm stick pointed at one end with a bundle of fine hair attached to this pointed end to serve as the brush or pen .The dyes are obtained by extracting colours from parts of plants -- roots , leaves along with mineral salts of iron , tin copper , alum etc which are used as mordants .
The Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana in Andhra Pradesh evolved with the patronage of the Mughals and the Golcanda sultanate .
After the independence of India the Handicraft development board took up the task to revive the art .
the speciality of the Kalamkari painted fabric is that the finished products are mellow , bright colours are used but the finish is very subtle . The fabric looks better and better with every wash , with designs standing out even better against the background .
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