Share this entry

Share this page

kalamkari

Saltos de línea: kal¦am|kari
Pronunciación: /ˈkʌləmˌkɑːri
 
/

Definición de kalamkari en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A type of cotton cloth printed by hand, originally made in southern India.
Example sentences
  • In an attempt to give the sarees a fresh and contemporary appeal, weavers have tried out a host of variations with Madhubani, ikat, kalamkari and Shanthineketan motifs.
  • Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh was famous for kalamkari, and Machilipatnam was renowned for fine textiles block printed with vegetable dyes.
  • A technique that has been practiced for hundreds of years, kalamkari is a process of creating designs on fabric by hand, either by painting or using carved wood blocks dipped in natural dyes derived from plants, roots, earth, and rock.

Origen

from Hindi kalamkārī, literally 'painting'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure