Tree of Life: Kalamkari painting by Harinath.N

Tree of life is one of the most common motifs used in almost every art form. It depicts the interdependence of life on earth, of the flora and fauna, a reminder that neither can exist without the other. The painting depicts the national bird of India, peacock, along with the tree of life. It has slender neck and long lush feathers.

Historically, Kalamkaris used to be known as Pattachitras, an art form still found in neighboring Odisha and other parts of India and Nepal. The term "Pattachitra" translates to "patta", meaning "cloth", with "chitra" meaning "picture".Paintings made on fabric and fabric scrolls are mentioned in ancient Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literature. Under medieval Islamic rule, the term Kalamkari was derived from the words "kalam", which means "pen" in Telugu, and "kari", which means craftmanship. This became popular under the patronage of the Golconda sultanate

About the Artist: Harinath.N is a Kalamkari artist from Srikalahathi with over 35 years of experience and has also received the State award for his work. 

This painting is made to order 

DETAILS

  • Size:34 by 52 inches
  • This painting is made to order 
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • Kalamkari painting by artist Harinath.N
  • Painting on canvas using acrylic  colours made by the artist
  • The image shown here is representative to help visualise the painting in a home setting and not an actual framed image
  • COD cannot be accepted for made to order paintings.
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 3-4 weeks
  • Certificate of Authentication will be provided
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• The image shown here is representative to help visualize the painting in a home setting. Price specified is for unframed painting and the painting would be sent without a frame unless specified otherwise in the description.
• All paintings are mostly made to order and take 2-3 weeks
• COD cannot be accepted as a payment option for paintings
• Certificate of Authentication will be provided
• Please write to us at yosha.gupta@memeraki.com for any customisation in size or ping us on the website chat


Artist

Art Form

Kalamkari

Kalamkari refers to the ancient style of hand painting done with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The name Kalamkari originates from Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship). Paintings made on fabric and fabric scrolls are mentioned in ancient Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literature. Under medieval Islamic rule, the term Kalamkari was derived from the words "kalam", which means "pen" in Telugu, and "kari", which means craftmanship. This became popular under the patronage of the Golconda sultanate. Motifs drawn in this ancient art of Kalamkari, include flowers, peacock, paisleys and also divine characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Kalamkari colours are made mostly from vegetable dyes. The popularity of this exquisite form of painting has earned international repute for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari art was the household occupation of several rural women and craftsmen in the ancient times and continues to be passed down from one generation to the next. Artforms like Kalamkari have started gaining more and more popularity in recent times because of their no-chemical process of creating printed textiles.



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