Crafted using handloom cotton fabric from Pochampally, Andhra Pradesh, this vibrant collection of dupattas by Kalam Creations is decorated with motifs borrowed from nature and hand-painted with natural dyes. Kalamkari is a form of textile painting that dates back to ancient times. It has its origins in the early period of alliance between Persian and Indian trade merchants. ‘Kalam’, a Persian word, means a pen or an instrument for painting, while ‘Kari’, from the Urdu language, means craftsmanship, together denoting the myriad manifestations of hand-painted textiles. Though Kalamkari was a popular art form all over India, Sri Kalahasti, a pilgrimage city in southern India, is still considered to be one of the most prominent Kalamkari centers.