Q. The “kalamkari fabrics” is famous for which of the following region?

[A] Malabar region

[B] Konkan region

[C] Coromandel region

[D] Saurashtra region

Answer: C

Explanation: The Coromandel region was famous for its painted (kalamkari) fabrics which had designs drawn on the cloth and then dyed.

  • By the sixteenth century these had become staple products for consumers in south-east Asia, especially the Indonesian islands.
  • Cotton fabrics were the most important exports from all parts of India to the rest of the world. This continued well into the eighteenth century.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT