Kalamkari (Textile printing) is the ancient art of hand printing on cotton or silk fabric by natural dyes.

Isfahan (IMNA) - This art reached to the very fullness of its flower in the 11th century and during the reign of Shah Abbas, due to the court's interest and their special attention to this industry. Different kinds of Kalmakari had been created during that time, the most famous of which is embossing in gold and silver .

In safavid era, most men and women's clothes were made from Kalamkari cotton fabrics. The nature, the manner of making, and production of this art has been subjected to many changes over time. As this art rooted in Isfahan, the original kalamkari could be easily found in Bazaars of Isfahan.

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