In ancient times, groups of singers, musicians and painters called chitrakattis, moved from one village to another to narrate great stories of Hindu mythology. They illustrated magical tales with large bolts of canvas, painted on the spot, with simple means and dyes extracted from plants. As an art form, it flourished under the patronage of the wealthy Mughal Sultanate of Golconda. Eventually practitioners of this craft came to be known as "qualamkars", from which the term "kalamkari" evolved.
Your Kaisori handpainted cushions are a celebration of the the Srikalahasti style of kalamkari . The kalam paints the floral magnifence of the monsoons in full bloom. Variation and irregularities in the fabric are part of the hand weaving process and are part of the beauty and charm of the handmade fabric.
Size / Dimension: 16*16
Time of Delivery: 6 Business days
In my view, every sojourn is inspired by a myriad of journeys. A traveller at heart, I explored the nooks and corners of India and fell in love with her arts and crafts. Every destination I backpacked to, I found an arts and handicrafts discovery waiting to happen. Romancing folk Indian arts inspired me to support the cause of handicrafts and revive their beautiful culture across the urban landscapes of India. I’m fiercely passionate to make India re-discover their love for art, organic products, textiles and craftsmanship. Kaisori was born out of this very passion - A celebration of Indian culture and storytelling as seen through our ancient crafts. It is a collective journey into the heart of India’s crafted marvels, reaching into our cities for you to rediscover a love for all things handmade. Lots of love, Emily