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Handpainted Kalamkari Jewelbox

Amirta R
20.02.21 05:38 AM Comment(s)

Kalamkari is a 3000-year-old art form practiced in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.  This type of art uses hand and block printing techniques to create beautiful piece of art. The legacy of the art form is passed on from generation to generation.

The term Kalamkari is derived from the words "kalam", which means "pen" , and "kari", which means craftsmanship. 

Some of the commonly used Kalamkari motifs include flowers, peacock, paisleys and also divine characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, uses pen for freehand drawing and filling in the colors. 

This tutorial features hand-painted kalamkari jewel box. A perfect gift for tambulam giveaway. 

Materials Required 

1. Wooden Jewelbox 

2. Acrylic Paint - White (Base coat) 

3. Acrylic Paint - Black (outline) 

4. Acrylic Paint - Colour of your choice 

5. Paint brush 

6. Craft glue to stick on wooden surface 

7. Felt sheet