Kalamkari, literally meaning the craft of the pen, was popularized in parts of Andhra Pradesh, by the Mughals. Cotton fabric immersed in a special mixture of Myrobalans and cow's milk is used as the artist's canvas to create temple spires, floral vines, birds, animals and several facets of nature's bounty. Contours come alive with the use of vegetable dyes, crushed flowers, seeds, and plants. After more than twenty washes, behold the magnificent Kalamkari art on fabric.