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Friday, August 20, 2010 06:06:48 PM, PTI

London: Much interest has been aroused in a new exhibition depicting India's 'Kalamkari' style of textile printing scheduled to open in the ancient textile town of Stroud in Gloucestershire later this month.

Kalamkari artistes from Andhra Pradesh will be present during the exhibition titled 'The Art of Kalamkari' from 28 August when people will be able to try their hand at block printing.

The exhibition will be accompanied by stalls offering south Indian food.

Stroud was once world famous for its own textile industry.

The exhibition is said to be the first in Britain showcasing the art of Kalamkari, which is mainly practised in Andhra Pradesh.

Held as part of Stroud water Textile Trust 10th anniversary celebrations, the exhibition has been make possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England, the Summerfield Trust, the Ernest Cook Trust, and to the enthusiastic support of many local volunteers.











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