Kalamkari painting refers to

  1. hand-painted cotton textile in South India 
  2. a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India 
  3. a block-painted woolen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India 
  4. a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India


Kalamkari is an ancient Indian art that originated about 3000 years ago. It derives its name from Kalam meaning Pen, and Kari meaning work, literally Pen-work.

The Kalamkari artist uses a bamboo or date palm stick pointed at one end with a bundle of fine hair attached to the pointed end to serve as the brush or pen.

The Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana near by Machilipatnam in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, evolved with patronage of the Mughals and the Golconda sultanate. There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - the Srikalahasti style and the the Machilipatnam style of art.

The correct option is A.