While earlier the canvas for the art was confined to cotton fabric only, Kalamkari is now found on silk and other materials as well. The paints used are always organic, mostly comprised of vegetable dyes.

The fabric is washed in milk to make the saris more absorbent and hence lend it a characteristic fragrance in their natural form.

Traditionally the Kalamkari technique was used to depict mythological stories from the Ramayana, Mahabharata or other mythological or divine forms.

angadi silks