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I am collecting Indian Heritage and culture related vintage postcards, paintings, prints etc. and exhibited them at several locations across India in various events and also sharing them with school and college children by giving presentations to them on Indian Heritage and Culture with my collections and also documenting puppetry etc. intangible performances.

Thursday 7 June 2018

Kalamkari painting step by step procedure album in my collection

This is Kalamkari paintings step by step procedure of how to draw a kalamkari painting album in my collection.

Only few kalamkari artists draw and prepare this step by step procedure of kalamkari album. 

Now such album is becoming rare because in the present generation no artist is not able to prepare such album because it require lot of time and patience and this prepared by an old artist many years back and now it is very rare because now-a-days these age old kalamkari artists not able to get enough money for their livelihood.

More over in compare with olden days present day we are not able to get such beautiful treasures from artists because day by day many of our age old traditions are becoming in the list of vanishing and endangered heritage because of lack of support getting by artist from society for his livelihood. hence it is our responsibility to respect those traditions and try to document them and give some amount of money to them with respect to the artistetc. From the last 100 years of technological advancement we lost many of our age old traditions and cultures.

These are the various steps in preparing a kalamkari painting as per the album which is in my collection

1.Destrached Cotton Cloth 

2. Treated with myrobalan and milk 

3. Preliminary drawng with Charcoal 

4. Permanent black lines using Iron Solution 

5.Alumn applied wehreevcer red colour is required 

6.Excess alumn removed in flowing water 

7.Cotton boiled in solution of red pigments (Surul bark & Seveeling root) 

8.Bleached cloth 

9.Yellow colour applied using myrobalan flower extract 

10.Blue coor obtained from Indigo crystals 

11.Blue colour is painted over yellows to get green