Material : Leather
Origin : Andhra Pradesh
Work : Hand Painted
Measurements : Length - 13.5" , Breadth - 16.5"
Popularly known as ‘Tholubhummalata’ in Telugu, it is one of the earliest performing folk arts. It dates to the 3rd century BC and reached its pinnacle during the Vijaynagar Empire. Tholu means skin while the word bhummalata means puppet dance. The procedure of etching out images and icons on leather is very longish and complex. Etchings are made of images on dried goat leather. The outlines are then carved out with a sharp edged knife and painted. With the declining interest of puppetry in the modern world the puppeteers graduated to making other products like lampshades, wall hangings, paintings and purses.
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exchange/replace it with an identical product OR
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5. In certain cases where the replacement is directly by the vendor artisan, the timelines for shipping may vary between 7 to 10 days.
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