Pedana Kalamkari

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Pedana Kalamkari
Geographical indication
Kalamkari handkerchief depicting Andhra Pradesh.jpg
A Kalamkari handkerchief depicting the Andhra Pradesh Map
DescriptionDyed block-painting on a fabric is a unique Pedana style of Kalamkari work
AreaPedana, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh

Pedana Kalamkari also known as Machilipatnam style of Kalamkari work which involves vegetable dyed block-painting of a fabric.[1] it is produced at Pedana a nearby town of Machilipatnam in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh under handicraft goods by Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.[3][4][5]


This style of art evolved during the rule of Mughal Dynasty and practiced by Golconda Sultanate. Different textile products produced from this style of work include, wall hangings and clothing like, bedsheets, curtains, saris etc.[2][6]

Kalamkari work[edit]

The Machilipatnam style of Kalamkari is one of the two styles of Kalamkari works present in India, with the other being, Srikalahasti style.[7] It mainly uses vegetable dyes which are applied onto the fabric with the help of wooden blocks.[2]


  1. ^ "Kalamkari back in demand". The Hindu. Tirupati. 25 October 2010. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Umanadh, JBS (10 November 2013). "Pedana Kalamkari made of natural colours gets GI tag". Deccan Herald. Machilipatnam. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Geographical Indication". The Hans India. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  4. ^ ":::GIR Search:::". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "State Wise Registration Details of G.I Applications (15th September, 2003 – Till Date)" (PDF). Geographical Indication Registry. p. 1. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ Pandya, Prashant H. Indian Philately Digest. Indian Philatelists' Forum. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Kalamkari: Craft of the matter". mid-day. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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