Kalamkari quilted blankets
Kalamkari is an ancient Perisan and Indian art in which a bamboo stick (kalam) dipped in natural vegetable dyes was used to paint cotton fabrics as an art form (kari). Today the craft is preserved in the form of wooden hand block prints but still uses natural vegetable dyes to colour the fabrics. We source for the finest and softest Kalamkari fabrics from a fair-trade artisan group in Andra Pradesh to stitch our quilts and plushies. The process of getting the fabrics involves seventeen painstaking steps from treating the cotton naturally, to carving the wooden blocks, to mixing the natural dyes, to drying and washing before the final fabric is ready for use. Approximately ten skilled artisans are involved in creating just one yard of fabric.
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