- This beautiful cotton suit has an batik cotton kurta. Dupatta and bottom are also in cotton, with a gorgeous kalamkari hand block print pattern.
- Vibrant, elegant, and super comfortable to wear. A lovely product of two world famous art forms that have stood the test of time.
- Kurta Length- 2.5 m; Width- 45 inches
- Salwar Length- 2 m; Width- 44 inches
- Dupatta Length- 2.22 m; Width: 47 inches
- CARE: Batik always leaves color in first wash. So dry clean first time to set colors, or soak in cold salted water. Later handwash with mild detergent like Ezee, with same colored clothes
About the craft:
Batik is a method of dyeing cloth and making it resistant using wax. Such fabrics originally come from Indonesia. They can also be found in India, Malaysia, Japan, China, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Singapore. The word batik is from Java and it means to "dot". To make a batik, an artist uses the cloth as the paper, and they just start drawing hot wax over the cloth. Each culture has different traditional styles of batik.
Kalamkari or Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of India and in Iran. The word is derived from the Persian words ghalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship), meaning drawing with a pen (Ghalamkar).
There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - one, the Srikalahasti style which is entirely handworked and the other, the Machilipatnam style of art which uses a combination of block prints and hand painting.
Kalamkari block print is the one of the earliest and more complex techniques of block-printing on cloth using vegetable dyes. The blocks used are made by specialist artisans and have very detailed and elaborate designs carved on them. The fastness of the colours is ensured by washing, bleaching, and sunning. Persian influence on the designs is visible: ornamental birds, flowers, creepers, and mehrabs or archways found chiefly in Mughal architecture are common.