Subject: Indian Tribal Craft
Paint Material: Natural Colors
Base Material: Leather (Framed)
Size: 7 in. (17 cms) square framed. Art is 3 in. (8 cms) square.
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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You'll love this unique and extremely fine artwork of Lord Ganesha or Vinayaka who is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles.
This form of craft known as Tholu Bommalata means the dance of leather puppets and dates back to 12th century Andhra Pradesh, India; in Telugu, tholu is leather and bommalata means ‘dance of the dolls’. Also known as Leather puppetry, this form of shadow-puppet theatre is popular in several regions of Andhra Pradesh. Gleaming through the screen in night-long performances, these puppets are used to narrate stories from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata.
These puppets are painted according to the nature of the roles with locally made natural colors. Artists use traditional tools with skilled workmanship. They design the pictures on the leather and then dye them with beautiful colors.
A striking puppetry art that will provide you tranquility and a sense full of symbolism. Adorn your decor with this folk painting and at the same time get the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Buy it now.