Kalamkari – life-like depictions on fine handloom salwar kameez

pr3241_1Kalamkari is from ‘Kalam’ (pen) and ‘Kari’ (craftsmanship), words taken from the Persian for the art of hand painting done on fabrics with the use of a pen and extended to include hand block printing. There are two schools of art that developed Kalamkari initially in India and from individual origins.

Srikalahasti style that used the pen for drawing and filling in the colours, and with a strong influence of Hindu culture that specifically focused on religious subjects and scenes from the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata in its paintings.

The Machilipatnam style that came with an Islamic slant, had subjects of paintings mostly depicting flora and fauna, with floral designs as a backdrop on the fabric.

pr3850Both styles that have popularised Kalamkari have one thing in common – the depictions are fine and neatly drawn, there is extensive use of organic colours which are fast, there is no dilution in the skill and quality over the years. Today’s Kalamkari has both styles merged into one with different facets within the art.

The essence of Kalamkari

Kalamkari on traditional fabrics like the salwar kamiz and saree showcases the simplicity, elaborate themes, sharp detailing and attractive motifs in a host of bright and pleasing hues. Kalamkari comes off beautifully on a whole lot of fabrics like silk, cotton, sico art silks such as georgette, chiffon, Supernet, crepe silk and others. With vegetable dyes being used, colours are fast and long lasting. Motifs with trees, creepers, flowers, leaves, birds are popular subjects.

pr3239Gloss on the fabric comes from the traditional use of some natural substances such as myrobalan, cow’s milk, cow dung, seeds, plants and crushed flowers in the paintings. The etching of lines and applying of colour is done with a finely sharpened short bamboo piece which reflects the devotion and skill of the ethnic craftsmen to bring about such exquisite masterpieces despite the limited resources. A time-consuming and arduous task, that involves patience and dedication, it is the sharpness of the lines, the fine details and the picturesque outcome that make this ethnic effort worth its while.

Kalamkari shalwar kameez in the printed variety have block prints featuring floral designs and geometrical patterns arranged in designer fashion. Modern abstract designs have also been included in recent times to resounding applause from the market.

pr3862_b_2Ethnic art is like any other art. It is however the toil and the effort in producing these exceptional works of detail and flawlessness despite the limited resources available, that truly give it its value.

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There are fine pure Mangalagiri handloom cotton shalwar kamiz with multi-colour Kalamkari, where multi-colour borders and fancy designs on the dupatta go well with the central design. You have the floral adorned salwar kameez with attractive hand painted bootis or lovely embroidery all over. Then you have the veg. dyed shalwar kamiz in silk and cotton that have finely marked lines and accentuate the effect of the geometrical patterns.

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pr5067You can buy latest salwar kameez online or shop chudidar kameez online at Unnati silks and products will be dispatched within 24 working hours of placing the order. We have free shipping and Cash on Delivery (COD) facility for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Chandigarh , Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jullundur, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do Worldwide fast shipping or express shipping to countries like UK, Canada, USA, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Seychelles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and many more.

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The fine Banarasi handloom cotton salwar suit

pr5236_b1Benares or Varanasi is known for its gold and silver zari work. Generally accompanied by rich embroidery with intricate designs, Banarasi fabrics are a grand affair. The Banarasi handloom cotton salwar kameez are also available in a wide and affordable range of traditional and trendy designs with a lot of accompaniments. Designs from the Mughal period are mainly the base for engravings, such as floral intertwining, motifs of leaves on the borders and the body.

Salwar kameez – traditional Indian ethnic or fashion apparel?

The Salwar kameez or shalwar kamiz, with covering piece dupatta or chunni, is worn in India and a few neighbouring countries in the Asian sub-continent. The shalwar kameez, is the traditional dress in pr4524the Northern belt especially Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, some parts of Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir and in parts of the Indian subcontinent like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Today also favoured as stylish fashion apparel, across India and in many countries with Indian population overseas like US, UK, Canada etc.,it is also an accepted alternative for the versatile Indian saree. The Salwar suit has evolved from a traditional dress to reach the level of a modern style statement. In vivid, vibrant colours, exquisite designs and a lot of other adornments, it has been a favourite along with the saree for Indian fashion designers to experiment upon.

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pr4159Unnati has a fine collection of Banarasi cotton and cotton sik salwar kameez that you can buy online. You have contrast colours on kameez and salwar with correspondingly matching contrast colour prints. The dupatta being of dual colour would include both colours in a designer affair. Mostly prints with floral designs or attractive bootis embroidered on the kameez, the chunni would have prints, spread motifs or plain and multi-coloured. Banarasi Cotton salwar kameez serve well for occasions like weddings, parties, festivals, social functions.

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Pristine silk offerings that captivate – Uppada Salwar Kameez

pr3197Non-descript fishing village in Andhra Pradesh, yet home to extraordinary silken fabrics, the Uppada magic produces extraordinary weaves that have never failed to amaze- a tribute to the ethnic skills and traditional craftsmanship of a devoted community that continues to keep a marvellous tradition, an Indian heritage, alive.

Special features of the Uppada Silks

Uppada silks are pure ‘pattu’ silks characterized by intricate geometrical and floral designs and skirted by exquisite embroidery . Employing the Jamdhani weaving art, the extremely popular Uppada silk fabrics, light in weight despite the zari finery, with eye-catching motifs like peacock, mango bootis, flowers etc. and tantalizing borders the woven wonders are a feast for the eyes. Be it embroidery or enchanting prints, the borders contribute to the mesmerizing effect of the overall attire. Heightening effects are created by the designer complements. Bridal attire, wedding wear, parties, festivals, traditional functions and a lot other exclusive occasions are opportunities for showcasing the Uppada brilliance.

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An inspiring range of fine Uppada silk salwar suits from Unnati, the home to the finest in Indian ethnic varieties in sarees and salwar kameez, is on display online and available at offline stores too.

Neon coloured and contrastingly paired silk chudidar kameez that set pulses racing. Pure silks that are soft and smooth in look and feel with exquisite thread work and remarkably catchy motifs that set a designer tone. The dupatta with fancy geometrical patterns, fancy prints, lovely floral art presents an artistic canvas. What is attractive is the simple expression in distributed detail, sharp and full of colour on fine silken yarns brought together to form a fine lattice, lustrous and grand. The use of zari in these creations is striking and innovative providing a lustre and rich feel to these lovely fabrics.

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The soft and silky Tussar salwar kameez

pr4333_b1Tussar Silk, also known as ‘Kosa’ Silk , is made from silk obtained from several species of caterpillars, of the moth genus Antheraea. Known as ‘wild silk’, this name is given because the silkworms breed on trees like Sal and Arjun found in the forests of Jharkhand. The raw silk has a deep golden colour and is of good texture. Tussar Silk staples are shorter and less expensive in comparison to that of cultivated silk because of the resulting quality of the produce from these silkworms in comparison to that from cultivated types.

Tussar Silk is mainly found in India, in the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Bhagalpur in Bihar, which is also famous as a commercial centre for the production of Tussar Silk fabrics. Eastern parts of India like Orissa and West Bengal and a small portion of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh also contribute to Tussar Silk production in India.

pr3161_b1_1Tribals in Jharkhand, and weavers of Bhagalpur, are skilled weavers of hand-woven Tussar Silks. Hand spun and coloured with vegetable dyes, the Tussar slawr kameez and saris they produce are eco-friendly.

The enchantment of Tussar silk salwar kamiz

The woven Tussar Silk salwar kameez has a coarse texture, is light on the body, airy and has a comfortable feel about it. Hand-woven Tussar Silk suits are well known for their texture, zari borders and motifs and the hand crafted designs that enrich them. The use of leftover silk from woven fabrics, are also used to create designs on the main fabric and is a by-product of the need for variation in the weaves.

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Tussar Silk Punjabi suits are fabrics used with most traditional varieties for the reason that they are workable weaves that come out fine, there is affinity to most colours be it organic or man-made, the adornments on the fine weaves accentuate the look of the Chudidar kameez very much. Unnati Silks has a wide and exclusive range of Tussar silk salwar kameez that are a creative combination of Tussar silks with the traditional artistry of other varieties. There is good use of floral bootis and multi-colour embroidery. The dupattas are plain but dual colour to match. There are Punjabi suits in a special range of geometrical patterns and fancy designer prints. The use of Tussar silk salwar suits ranges from wearing at occasions like grand weddings, parties, as bridal attire, to festivals, social functions, traditional pujas, and many others, including casual wear.

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Unnati silks, largest ethnic Indian shop online provides for you to purchase shalwar suit online, unstitched or semi-stitched Tussar Silk salwar kamiz with matching dupatta. Shopping salwar kameez online at store with the widest range of Indian ethnic handlooms to shop Shalwar Kameez online, you can also buy designer salwar kameez online, buy Punjabi suit online and buy salwar suit online of fancy prints from the exclusive range of shalwar suits – unique, stylish, fancy, exclusive, designer collection of Traditional, Wedding, party, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual Punjabi suits, tunics in silk, cotton, sico, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices, wholesale and retail.

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The exotic designs of Bandhani Tie & Dye salwar kameez

pr4976_bBandhani or Bandhini or Bandhej, a highly-skilled process involving Tie-Dye method, has the base fabric tied at several points by threads and then the threads are dyed. The manner in which the tying is done decides the resulting pattern, which could be Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali or Shikari. Patterns which emerge are generally dots, stripes, waves or squares. Dark Colours are employed for dyeing the ‘Bandhani’ and could be organic or man-made chemicals. Principally applied colours being red, green, blue, black or yellow, the background is generally red or black.

The variety in Bandhani shalwar kamiz

The Khatri community of Kutch in Gujarat is known to excel in Bandhani. Saurashtra in Gujarat, and Rajasthan again have their own style of Bandhani, unique to their regions. Designs and colours differ, with significance attached to certain colours. There is a special attraction to the Leheria Bandhej shalwar suits in the Bandhini range known for their unique wave designs, evolving from a brilliant exercise of the tie and dye art that has created waves in the fashion world for the simplicity and appealing look on plain coloured fabrics. Leheria work is done on silk or cotton fabrics and on long and broad canvases.

pr5174_1Captivating process of the Bandhani salwar kamiz

The process of getting the unique Leheria or wave design involves rolling the fabric and tying resists at various spots on the cloth and then rolled diagonally from one corner to the opposite selvage. This rolled fabric is then dyed according to the usual tie and dye process in bright colours. 

When the fabric is unfolded after dyeing, it leaves a lot of stripes or other shapes at intervals across the fabric in a design. Several tie and dye processes are undergone if required, to create a myriad of colourful stripes across the fabric length. Indigo is used in the last few stages of the process. Mothara is a special ‘lentil design’, popular and achieved by the re-rolling of the unfolded first stage in the opposite direction and the resist tied at the diagonal end and repeating the dye process. The resulting checkered design has un-dyed areas at regular intervals which are the size of a lentil.

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Unnati Silks has a large and exclusive collection of Bandhani salwar kameez like, The fascinating sea green and chocolate brown colour cotton salwar kameez with its beautiful design on sea green Kameez with thread embroidery motifs distributed all over. The designer chocolate brown salwar has exquisite mirror work and Bandhani work on it. The chocolate brown dupatta with similar design and bandhini printing completes the enchanting picture. It is a very good piece for outings, social occasions and parties.

The beautiful Mayfair maroon colour Bandhini printed Salwar Kameez has multi-colour Bandhini printed designer dotted lines with plain dyed cotton maroon colour salwar. The dupatta is a matching maroon colour Bandhini Dupatta with attach border.This extremely chic salwar suit would do well for parties, social functions and traditional occasions.

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The Soft Kanchi cotton salwar kameez

pr5269_b1_2Kanchipuram close to Chennai, India, is known as a handloom hub producing one of the softest and smooth textured handloom cottons in the country. Not only soft but with added charismatic appeal by way of additions.

The appeal of Kanchi cotton

Cotton is a fine natural fibre whose fabric is soft, light, airy and very comfortable, especially during the summer season. It is durable, has good affinity to colours and is skin-friendly. Cotton handlooms offer good canvas for designs, patterns and motifs and have good blending qualities with other fabrics. The Kanchipuram Cotton Handloom fabric, is soft, airy and very comfortable. Having check patterns, attractive colour combinations, appealing motifs, eye-catching borders, it is comfortable, appealing and preferred during summers. It holds its own place as a popular variety of salwar kameez. Typical motifs are sun, moon, peacock, swan, lion and mango, parallel lines running across or temple structures.

pr5262There is also the designer variety that has special allure for the embellishments or components of design chosen, the fancy version having block prints with resham border is a fusion of trendy and ethnic, and would be ideal as occasional wear for home makers and working women alike.

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The line of Kanchi cotton salwar suits at Unnati Silks has special appeal. You have the lustrous fine count handloom Kanchi cotton kameez decorated with flowery motifs, evenly distributed in the centre portion. Elements in the design include dotted lines alternating with prominent motifs and eye-catching zari and other color borders. The salwar is a shiny plain affair, pr4399the dupatta with dual colors matching the other two. You also have total designer fare, where the kameez has designs on it, the salwar and dupatta having kalamkari all over. Then you have total block printed salwar and kameez and dupatta, where each of them have different designs. There are other pleasing combinations in vibrant color mixes. Large bootis, parallel stripes design in multi-color, zari linings or wide borders, color play and many other innovative ideas that strike the minds of the traditional artisans.

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pr4395At Unnati Silks, you can buy handloom Kanchi cotton chudidar kameez, Punjabi suits, Anarkalis online from the exclusive range of salwar kameez – a unique, fancy, exclusive collection of Traditional, Wedding, bridal attire, stylish, party, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual salwar suits in silk, cotton, sico, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices.

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