Lakshmi, Kalamkari Painting by Siva Reddy

Siva prasad Reddy paints the goddess of wealth and fortune, power and beauty in this brilliant Kalamkari artwork. The artist paints her sitting on her infamous lotus throne with lotus flowers in two of her hands,  she is also known as Padma and Kamala because of the flower. The lotus acts as a symbol of rising above the material world through divinity, the way the lotus blooms above and untouched by the mud. Lakshmi is considered as a remedy to alleviate suffering and worshiping her is believed to bring good luck, fortune and prosperity.

         DETAILS

  • Size:  19 x 32 inches 
  • This painting is made to order (in 2 weeks)
  • Price is for unframed painting and painting would be sent without a frame
  • Kalamkari painting by artist Siva Reddy
  • Painting on cloth using natural 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
  • This painting will be made to order and will take 1 to 1.5 months.
  • Please note that as all the artworks are made to order, while the artists will attempt to create the artwork as close to the original artwork as possible but as with all things handmade there maybe some differences in colour and rendition which truly renders each painting as one of a kind.
  • 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

• 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

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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