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Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees are handpainted done using organic vegetable dyes on pure bhagalpuri tussar silk fabric, handwoven into sarees.... Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees are handpainted done using organic vegetable dyes on pure bhagalpuri tussar silk fabric, handwoven into sarees. The kalamkari tussar silk sarees have a characteristic earthy look and look classy when draped with traditional Indian accessories. These sarees are ideally suited for both formal ocassions like weddings and for informal occassions like parties, reception and for formal office wear. We are happy to present a beautiful collection of Kalamkari Tussar silk sarees, where artwork and fashion flawlessly combine. Are You Ready to Begin a Journey of Stunning Craftsmanship and Timeless Beauty?  Read More

All you need to know about Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees

History of Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees

The Kalamkari art has its origin in the temples of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, wherein it exclusively narrates stories from Hindu mythology on canvas. The word 'Kalamkari' originates from the combination of two words 'kalam' which is a pen, and 'Kari' which means work. This artwork is all about fine hand-painting with a pen-like device made from bamboo or date palm trees.  

Tussar silk, a type of 'wild silk', enriches the elegant appearance of these sarees. The fabric's soft texture, lightweight, and natural shimmer are the reasons that make this saree an ideal choice for those looking for refined options.  

A Charm of Pattern and Shade: The Beauty of painting pen Kalamkari Tussar Sarees 

Preparing the fabric: The manufacturing of silk sarees employs many stages that initially start with choosing raw Tussar silk fabrics. Tussar silk fibres have a natural shine and rich texture. After preparing the cloth, a mixture of milk and water is applied to it to improve absorption. This process is known as 'gaal patta', and it involves preparing the fabric perfectly for the dyeing of natural colours. 

Kalamkari painting: The Kalamkari painting process is the most intricate one that demands a significant deal of skill and accuracy. The artisans sketch the design on the fabric using a fine bamboo or date palm stick that is dipped into a mixture of water and milk. This is also called pen kalamkari work.

Washing and drying: Once the painting is done, the saree is washed and dried. 

Finishing touches: The last stage is the silk thread border or Pallu - for a final victory!  

These techniques guarantee that the colours hold on a long enough time so that the saree will not fade even after several washes. 

 The Dazzling Designs of Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees 

Peacock motifs: The peacock, a symbol of cultural significance in India, is a popular design in Kalamkari art. The graceful dance of the peacock is beautifully captured in the intricate hand-painted designs on the sarees. 

Floral patterns: Lotus flowers are a dominant theme in Kalamkari Tussar Silk sarees. The soft petals and colourful tones of the flowers provide the sarees with some femininity and gracefulness.  

Mythological scenes: In Kalamkari art, images are drawn from Hindu mythology, for example, the story of Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These elegant designs narrate stories and contribute to the regal look of sarees. 

Nature-inspired motifs: The Kalamkari Tussar Silk sarees also carry beautiful natural patterns like trees, birds, and animals. Fusion and ethnic wear with geometric floral designs depict the beauty of nature and make the wearer feel more comfortable.  


Styling Tips For Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees

Dressed in Dreams: Outfit Ideas for Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees 

For a formal event:  

  • Style your saree with a silk blouse and gemstone jewellery.  
  • Go for a classic drape like Nivi style. 
  • Select a saree with a colourful border and Pallu. 

For a casual event: 

  • Match your saree with a light-coloured cotton blouse and minimal jewellery. 
  • Try out a different draping, the Parsi style. 
  • Select a saree with a lighter border and Pallu. 

For a festive event: 

  • Accessorize your saree with a brocade blouse and traditional jewellery. 
  • Go for a vibrant, contrasting saree. 
  • Enhance the outfit with a bindi, bangles, and a necklace. 



Drape a Kalamkari Tussar Silk Saree in the Parsi Style Gracefully 

 Starting Position: Hold the end of the saree Pallu at your waist level to your right side. 

 Pallu Draping: Keep the Pallu anticlockwise around your body, placing it on your left shoulder. Drape it loosely over your shoulder. 

 Pallu Length Adjustment: The exact length is for the end of the Pallu to reach your ankle on the right side. You can secure the Pallu with a safety pin at the shoulder. 

Pleating: Make neat pleats starting from the opposite end of the Pallu. The pleats are up to 3-4 inches wide. 

Securing the Pleats: Keep pleating until you have enough pleats that can tucked in at the waist. 

Securing the Remaining Saree: Bring the remaining edge of the saree (opposite the Pallu) anticlockwise around your waist and tuck it in securely at your right side. 

Ensure the Pallu drapes gracefully on your shoulder and the pleats are even and well-adjusted.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Kalamkari Tussar silk saree? 

A Kalamkari Tussar silk saree is a kind of saree enriched with Kalamkari art, a classic Indian painting technique that employs natural dyes and hand painting. Tussar silk is a natural fabric with a smooth texture and lightweight feel. 

What are some common designs found on Kalamkari Tussar sarees? 

Popular motifs include peacocks, lotus flowers, scenes from mythology, and nature-inspired patterns like trees and birds. 

Are Kalamkari Tussar sarees suitable for all occasions? 

Yes! You can dress them up or down depending on the events such as Formal events, Casual events and Festive events. With their intricate patterns and vibrant colours, these sarees are true work of arts and a testament to the rich cultural heritage of India. 

How to care for Kalamkari Tussar silk sarees? 

Avoid harsh detergents or improper techniques that can damage the saree. Dry clean only. Keep the saree wrapped in a cotton cloth, and avoid spraying perfume directly on the saree, the chemicals in these products can damage the fabric and stain the artwork. Store the saree in a cool, dry place. 

 What are the benefits of wearing a Kalamkari Tussar silk saree? 

 Kalamkari Tussar silk sarees are lightweight, breathable, durable and comfortable to wear the saree. They are also versatile and can worn for formal and casual occasions. Kalamkari Tussar silk sarees are elegant and stylish. 

How do I buy Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees online from Panjavarnam? 

Visit the Panjavarnam website and buy your dream Kalamkari Tussar Silk Sarees online at Panjavarnam! Check the details of your chosen saree, read the product description carefully before making a purchase, and click "Buy It Now" to make an online purchase.   

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