Kalamkari Printed Dhurrie
- Material: Cotton
- Colors used: Natural Colors
- Size: 3×5 ft
- Delivery: 5-7 working days
- Wash care: Normal Hand Wash
- Disclaimer : This product is 100% handmade.Slight imperfections in handmade products are normal and the final product color may slightly vary.
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About the Craft :: E. Srinivas carries forward the legacy of his father?s adapted craft of dhurrie weaving. His father, E. Siddaiah, had been his teacher, mentor, guide and support in his journey to becoming a master weaver. Once a young and ambitious weaver with sharp craftsmanship, Srinivas was gravely affected by his father?s demise. He underwent trauma, quitting his craft for nearly two years. This impacted not just him, but the 50 other craft families of dhurrie weavers associated with him. The situation worsened as the global pandemic hit the world. After several efforts through motivational conversations, Srinivas revived and restored his lost work and restarted his journey of dhurrie weaving with the help of Dastkar?s Artisan Support Fund.
Now, apart from weaving dhurries, E. Srinivas is contributing towards the social upliftment of the women folk in his village by engaging them productively in the value chain of the craft, along with ensuring education for children of weavers for them to expand the craft through knowledge, skills and enhanced abilities.
About the craft: Dhurries, a traditional part of the interiors of an Indian household have been weaved for centuries. The variations in patterns and weaves come from the different regions they belong to. Dhurries of Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, remain one of the few crafts left in the country which are still woven with hand. Kalamkari is an ancient Indian craft of hand painting or block printing textiles using vegetable colours. The process of Kalamkari printing and dying is what makes each piece of this craft unique. At its inception, dhurries are woven on the looms. The plain woven dhurries are sent for printing on a black background, which are washed before they are printed for the second and final time. A second wash is followed by boiling and finally the dhurries are dried in the rivers to ensure all excess colour has been removed before the products are ready to reach the markets.
E Srinivas designs, weaves, makes natural dyes and prints exclusive Kalamkari printed dhurries.
|Dimensions||52 × 38 × 8 cm|