Great collection of Hand-painted designer Kalamkari Sarees and accessories available at AuthIndia in wide range sourced directly from Andhra Pradesh. The name kalamkari itself tells it’s story – Kalamkari : Kalam refers to ‘pen’ and Kari refers to craftsmanship in the Persian language. Kalamkari is a traditional style of making sarees from hand painting with tamarind pen, natural dyes, block printing on silk and cotton fabric. It takes 23 steps to make one complete saree. Kalamkari saree needs a lot of dedication, hard work, patience with most important expert hands for the art of spreading such a magnificent work on a piece of cloth with the help of paints and threads.