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Kalamkari Painting

Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile produced in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Only natural dyes are used in Kalamkari.

There are two distinctive styles of Kalamkari art in India – Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style. The Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari, where the "kalam" or pen is used for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colours, is entirely hand worked. This style flourished in temples centred on creating unique religious identities, appearing on scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners as well as depictions of deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics (e.g. Ramayana, Mahabharata and Purana).

IPF has used a Transparent mounting method of framing in order to get the full view and the texture of the Kalamkari Cloth.

Kalighat Painting

A School of art founded in the city during the 19th Century and is among those rich legacies in the country continues to bask in today. Painted mostly on mill - made paper with flowing brushwork and bold dyes Kalighat Paintings are said to have originated in the vicinity of the iconic “Kalighat Kali Temple” the works were sold to visitors who sought souvenirs to take with them from the religious sanctuary.


The art always depicted Hindu gods and mythological characters, or incidents, themes and characters from everyday life.

The art works commented on social events such as crime, or expressed support for the Indian Independence                        movement through illustrations of the likes of Tipu Sultan or Rani Laxmi Bai.                                  The Kalighat paintings were often a joint effort by a group of artists usually from the same family.


IPF has given the painting a very simple & less weight metod of framing as the painting itself is made on canvas board and varnished by the artist. 

Santhal Painting


IPF has given this traditional ast work more of an Western outlook to suit the walls of our clients space.The material used here is Synthetic Paige - Cidar Shade with a Bevelled White Mount. We also customize natural wood frames - Check our Wood Frames Section on the website.

The Santhals are a tribe spread over the region of present day Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal states of India. Like any other tribe the Santals have an exclusive artistic perception rooted in their cultural traditions and physical environs.

The Santhals paint the walls of their huts during their village festival for ceremonial celebratory performances as also for self-expression. They worship a stone, as a formless representation of the Divine, sing of the burthen of their life and provide a vivid portrayal of their day-to-day experiences, shared by animals and birds.

Done in primary colors, infested with leafy patterns in the foreground, background and borders, the Santhal paintings are characterized by a directness and a childlike simplicity in the depiction of birds, animals and insects. Bodies of fish and birds are joined in one head. Mother and child as well as human, animal and bird couples are brought together by a philosophy of love and unions. A panoramic view of the village forms the backdrop, with women carrying firewood and water, men driving the bullock cart to the market, dancing and singing under a tree, a couple under flowering creepers; a family going for cultivation; men and women cutting wood, gathering fire wood, carrying water on the head; hunters returning with their catch, energy that animates Santhal art.

Indian Photo Framing (IPF) is the one-stop destination for all your framing needs, including Contemporary & abstract artworks, Prints & Photographs, certificates & Mementoes, etc. We deal with both Wood & Synthetic frames and also a range of gallery products. With an unwavering focus on quality and craftsmanship, we bring you the best in framing. Every work handed over to Indian Photo Framing (IPF) is handed over to the framing professionals who have more than 20 years of understanding & knowledge in the field so that you can truly experience the service of a friendly framer.

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