09 October 2016
Traditional Indian Textiles 10.12.2009
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Kalamkari. Andhra Pradesh two distinct schools : Masulipatnam Muslim rulers Sri Kalahasti Hindu temples
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f , in . The women weave primarily for their own households – a tradition that is passed down from mother to daughter. Almost every family possesses one or two looms.
The figured and brocaded silk–woven saris of in are as famous as the temples of this centre for . Ancient southern texts date the rich silks to the 2 century, though many attribute the origin of the craft to the migration of weavers at different periods.
, also called and , in has been a cultural and religious centre for centuries, its lifeline being the sacred . Its fame, apart from its temples, musicians etc. rests on the brocades and the versatile .