Kalamkari fabric originated from the art of hand painting cotton or silk fabric in natural dyes. Motifs drawn on kalamkari fabrics were generally flowers, paisleys, peacock or divine mythological characters; which look alluring on Kalamkari sarees. Fashion designers beautifully portray Kalamkari designs on Kalamkari sarees on runway and are trying to revive the dying art form. Kalamkari designs are mostly made with earthy colors like mustard, indigo, rust, black and green. Kalamakari fabric makes elegant sarees.