Kalamkari cotton sarees

There are two main styles in Kalamkari painting - one is a fully hand-painted style, which is essentially narrative in character, and often religious. The other style is the block-printed style, which has a wider application in garments and articles of everyday use. The major centre for hand-painted Kalamkari is the temple town of Sri Kalahasti and for block-printed Kalamkari it is Masulipatnam. But nowadays, this art is practised all over Andhra Pradesh and Telangana