Saree love is universal as we have seen so many foreigners as well, giving at try to the lovely drape which suits all skin, body, personality types! One such saree and print is the traditional Kalamkari. This is a hand painted design style which is otherwise very expensive if you want to buy a genuine and complicated saree. However, the ones which have adapted to hand block print or light hand paintwork is more on the affordable side and now we even have digitally printed sarees in Kalamkari which look beautiful too. Not to discourage you from buying the authentic one as this is a dying art and very few artisans have carried forward this 11th-12th century art but until you save enough for a genuine piece, you can make do with these. Here are 5 places online from where you can source a Kalamkari.
Unnati Silks' Blue Kalamkari Chhanderi Sico Saree
Buy this saree for Rs 2499. The pallu is kalamkari printed with fabric being sico. Its width is 6.2 meter with a blouse.
Ajio's INDIE PICKS
Buy the hand block print vijay kalamkari cotton saree for Rs 1999. As explained by the brand, its's characteristic imperfections associated with hand block printing may be observed. It has been made using traditional dyeing and a printing process has been employed. Hand block printing is a centuries old art form that utilizes a hand-carved wood block, dipped in dye and stamped by hand onto fabric. This traditional handblock printing technique is practiced in the Machhilipatnam cluster of Andhra Pradesh. The saree is 5.5 m in length and the width is 1.1 m. Its blouse is 0.75 m. It is 100% cotton.
Itokri's Original Pedana Kalamkari Hand Block Print Cotton Saree with Blouse
Buy for Rs 2490. The saree length is 6.6 metres including blouse material and the width is 118 centimetres. It is a fine quality original pedana kalamkari hand block printed natural dyed pure cotton saree which has been skillfully crafted by the artisans of Pedana as explained by the brand.
Myntra Rajnandini's Silk Cotton Printed Kalamkari Handloom Saree
Invest Rs 2500 in this navy blue and red printed Kalamkari Handloom saree which has a solid border. It is 5.5 metres in length and comes with a 0.8 metre blouse piece. The width is 1.06 metres (approx). The fabric is silk cotton and has motifs drawn ranging from flowers, peacock, to paisleys to divine characters of Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Ethnik Mall's Digital Printed Linen Saree
This is a digitally printed number that can be bought for Rs 1499. It comes with an unstitched blouse.
You can buy these sarees at a cheaper rate as well if you grab them amid sales and use the right coupon codes. Keep the tradition alive, shift to handloom this summer and flaunt them on social media handles!
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