Kalamkari painting refers to(2015)
a) a hand-painted cotton textile in South India
b) a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
c) a block-painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
d) a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India
Kalamkari painting is a type of Indian folk textile art that involves free hand drawing and painting or printing on cloth, mostly cotton. Derived from the Persian language meaning ‘drawing or crafting with pen’, Kalamkari is an ancient form of painting that developed in India over a period of 3,000 years.
Kalahasti and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the nerve centres of this art continue to be beehives of Kalamkari activity.