2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART H
History of Telangana cheriyal paintings
Author(s): N Pavani and Dr. D Ratna Kumari
Extended audio visuals in the form of film and television are popular; Scroll paintings are another form of entertainment that combines audio and visual media. It is a lovely custom to combine the singing version of the story with the painted images. These include the phad paintings of Rajasthan, the patachitra of Orissa, the rails or pattuvas of Bengal, and the little-known Telangana Scrolls- Cheriyal paintings. They were painted by local artists and used by the Minstrel Picture Showmen in various villages of Telangana. It is a tradition, deeply religious in its premises and embedded in the caste system of the region. The painted scrolls of Telangana illustrate the myths about the origin of a particular caste and the heroic deeds of one of its legendary heroes. The stories are mainly from the vast legends of India like the Mahabharata, Ramayana, legends, local folklore and the daily village life activities. Nakashis work in a very wide and impressive artistic medium and they serve a very diverse clientele. They work in wood, cloth, cement, clay, cow dung, paper mache, and produce auxiliary structures, bride boxes, wooden masks, temple murals, portable shrines, dolls, dolls, panel paintings and scroll paintings. Previously, these scrolls and figures were used to tell the story; now they are used to decorate the walls in homes. Today artists are painting some modern themes with the occasional effort of artistic institutions and encouragement.
How to cite this article:
N Pavani, Dr. D Ratna Kumari. History of Telangana cheriyal paintings. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(2):461-464.