The designs of old Persia printed by the most skilled craftspeople of South India
Ever since the eighteen century kalamkaris have been made with blocks rather than pens. The technique is specialized and deploys both motifs and processes which are not found in any other part of India.
Maiwa has been working with kalamkari craftsmen for a number of years. On our 2011 visit we expanded our order and began work on clothing designs to take advantage of the distinctive patterns.