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Andhra's Timeless Tapestry of Puppetry

Illuminate your space with the exquisite Andhra leather lamp shade, "Thomu Bommalata," inspired by the famed shadow-puppet theatre tradition of Andhra Pradesh.


For generations, itinerant entertainers have spread the knowledge of Hindu epics and regional folk tales to even the most remote regions of the region using this translucent leather painting art form. Made with sheepskin and goat hide, and colored with vegetable dyes, this colorful and distinctive piece of art is sure to spruce up any wall or corner.


The intricate decorative designs are made using a pogaru (chisel) to create tiny holes, adding to the goods' appeal. These lampshades are fashioned after mythological characters and are made using a mold.


Get your hands on this unique piece of art that showcases the rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh.



 

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