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QALAM-KARI (Calico)

  •   Written by Sady Qavipisheh
  • Category: Art
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Qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, produced in parts of Iran. The art of Qalamkari first appeared in Persia during the Safavid in the XVI century. In those days artisans of Isfahan invented the new way of applying paint to the fabricwith the help of carved wooden stamps. Calico is one of the oldest crafts of ancient Iran which was in the peak of fame for centuries. Calico and fabric painting became popular in the Mongol era in Iran. Since the Mongol chiefs supported Chinese painted fabric, it had great market shares in Iran. Iranian also had tried to attend into this market by inventing new created painted fabric called Calico. This art flourished in Safavid period and declined in Qajar mid-age. Most of the Safavid clothes for men and women were made of Calico. These fabrics were highly popular in that period. These decorative, block-printed clothes known as Qalam-Kari are colored-fast to protect them against running and fading, available in various sizes and designs, these clothes make the perfect accent for tables, if you prefer, use them as wall hangings for a unique complimentary of your décor. They could also be used for Sajadeh (prayer mat), table cloth, mat, bath clothes, bedspread, pillowcase, quilt, curtains, drapes, throw pillow and so on.

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