Pen Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted textile produced in Srikalahasti ,in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. This style of Kalamkari uses the “kalam” or pen for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors. The coloring process involves usage of only natural dyes which are extracted from flowers and vegetables. The Srikalahasti style is used mostly to narrate the religious myths and epics stories on the fabric and also the saris of this style are most notable for its borders and pallu. It is registered as one of the geographical indications from Andhra Pradesh.
Note- Slight pencil marks, a distinct fragrance of milk used as mordant are marks of authentic Pen Kalamkari articles.