Machilipatnam Kalamkari The name originates from Persian words qalam (pen) and kari (craftmanship). Andhra Pradesh is famous all over for this form of art. Kalamkari work is a very popular and ancient art work in India that refers to the method of painting natural dyes in fabrics that range from cotton to silk, with the help of a pen or 'kalam'. This kind of a fabric was a significant product of trade in ancient India, the main focus of which was in Andhra Pradesh. Its stitched fabrics look attractive and adorable, which will pull your choice at a glance. This Machilipatnam Kalamkari block printed fabrics is very well liked for its beautiful designs, patterns and colors and colors.The centers of kalamkari work in Andhra Pradesh are Srikalahasti and Machilipatnam.It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Andhra Pradesh under handicraft 2008.