The Kalamkari painting of goddess Saraswati is a beautiful depiction of the Kalamkari features. She is the goddess of knowledge and students worship her with great devotion. The beautiful depiction of variegated colours in the painting is a treat to the eyes. Kalamkari is the art of painting cotton fabrics with a kalam i.e. pen, a sharp pointed pierced bamboo that regulates flow of colour on the fabric. Kalamkari colours are made from vegetable dyes. In addition to themes from the epics, Kalamkari leitmotifs comprise different forms of the lotus flower, the car wheel, parrots, an interlacing pattern of leaves and flowers.