Colours and Materials
Colors in the past have been a variety of natural colors, including plant colors, animal colors and mineral colors. But today, due to the difficult stages of the preparation of natural colors, chemical colors are used. Red and Black are two basic colors used to paint the Ghalamkari fabrics. In making black color some materials such as: Gum tragacanth, Iron Oxide, Castor oil and for Red color materials such as Rose, Alum, and Gum tragacanth are used. Sometimes mixed colors such as blue, green, yellow and brown colors are appropriately used. Calico makers use a wide range of materials. Usually cotton, silk and linen are used to make Persian calico art.