Kalamkari ka Kamaal ;)

This blog is dedicated to a colourful form of art that started centuries back – Kalamkari. Derived from a Persian word, where “kalam” means pen and “kari” means craftsmanship, this is one of the most tedious techniques and has taken its time to evolve through generations.

Kalamkari work is very intricate and adds a touch of elegance to the fabric but at the same time also tells a hand-crafted traditional tale.

My sister couldn’t keep her hands off from these FabIndia kurtas and tops. There are four different styles of this complex handmade pattern and one pretty lady to carry it all! 🙂


Look 1

A kalamkari printed anarkali kurta and chudidar in a dori style accessorised with golden earrings and bangles. The kalamkari “kamal” work on the kurta speaks volume and hence helps my sister to keep the rest of the outfit basic yet enchanting! 🙂

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About the attire –

Kurta – FabIndia

Chudidar – Go Colors

Accessories – FabIndia and Colaba Causeway

Heels – Sole to Sole


Look 2

This ravelled kalamkari work on a fitted kurta is a perfect fit for some oxidized silver jewellery and kohl eyes!

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About the attire –

Kurta – FabIndia

Chudidar – Go Colors

Accessories – Colaba Causeway

Heels – Sole to Sole


Look 3

A razor back kalamkari kurta with palazzo pants and a beaded neckpiece that is similar to the neckline is a stunner for those relaxed evenings.

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About the attire –

Kurta – FabIndia

Pants – AND

Accessories – Exhibition


Look 4

I remember getting this skirt from Dharamsala for her and I was so happy when she wore it with this short top. I am in love with the way this kalamkari top falls perfectly from the neck area.

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About the attire –

Top – FabIndia

Maxi skirt – Dharamshala

Accessories – FabIndia


My sister says, “Our wishlist surely consists of kalamkari sarees! ❤ It is all about adding grace to your wardrobe! Would love to know how you plan to pull it off! :)”

I say, “Challenge accepted!” 😀 😉

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