Kalamkari art is the traditional folk art of Andhra Pradesh. The word is a portmanteau of ‘kalam’, which means a pen and refers to the rudimentary drawing implement fashioned out of a twig, and ‘kari’, which means work. This kalamkari composition features an earthy colour palette of ochres, browns, and greens, interspersed with a deep washed-out carmine infused in the halo of the Lord. From the delicate shrubbery in the background and the richly detailed kadamba canopy, to the adornments on the body of the cow and the shringar of Lord Ganesha, each aspect of the composition has been executed with superb finesse and choice of colour.
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