"That artist is considered really great who could, in his pictures, differentiate the sleeping from the dead."

- Vishnudarmottara.

Above: Detail from the World's larget Kalamkari cloth created by master craftsman Patalam Ramachandriah. To see the full cloth and the making of the world's largest Kalamkari cloth with an epic depiction of the Ramayana, please click here.
Above, from Second Left to Right: Maheswari, Ramachandriah and Geetha filling alum in the outlined cloth.
Above: Ramachandriah and his collaborators and assistants wash and dry the World Record Kalamkari cloth on the banks of the Swarnamukhi river flowing through Kalahasti.