Tholu, meaning leather in Telugu and Bommalu meaning dolls, is an art form that is believed to have originated in 200 BC during the rule of the Satavahana dynasty. Leather puppets are ingrained in the culture of Andhra Pradesh. The puppets are painted in striking natural colours, often made by the makers themselves. The colour scheme, style and decorative elements are heavily influenced by the aesthetics of the 16th-century. Culturally, Tholu Bommalata was used to put on puppet shows for story-telling and entertainment purposes. However, now these are made mainly for décor purposes. This craft will surely add a sophisticated tinge of the good old cultural days of Andhra Pradesh to your space.
Craft: Tholu Bommalata shadow puppetry / Leather puppetry art
Dimensions in inches (W x H): 6″ x 17″
Care: Wipe with a soft dry cotton cloth. Use milky bulbs under 15 watts only. Clear bulbs may overheat the leather, colours may fade over time.
Shipping Policy: The product will be shipped within 10 days of the order placement. Return of the product is accepted only if the product is received in damaged condition. Please refer to the Return Policy.
Special Attention: Handcrafted, please allow for some minor variations.