Craft -Leather shadow puppetry of Andhra Pradesh locally known as Tholu Bommalata, (Tholu – leather, Bommalata – puppet dance) is one of the oldest form of performing arts. The leather puppets, because of their transparency and jewel like glow, are very popular. The leather puppet, which was traditionally crafted from deer skin, is made from goat hide now. After a two week long process of cleaning, the skin becomes translucent and ready to work on. As with most crafts, in the painting of leather too, chemical colours are replacing natural ones. But apart from the translucency and vivid colours, what gives these puppets their brilliance, is the perforated pattern on the puppets. Today, with design intervention, the puppeteers have diversified into different products using the same craft; as puppet shows are not a mainstream medium of entertainment anymore. The transparency and durability of the material makes it perfect for lampshades and screens, filling life in dull surroundings.
Color -Multi- Colour
Material -Parchment Leather
Dimension / Size -4.5" height x 2.5"dia
Wash & Care / Maintenance -Keep away from direct exposure to water. Clean with a dry cloth.
Return Policy -We do not accept any returns as every product is custom made to order. Return and replacements are accepted only in case of damaged, or wrong item shipped to customer
Net Qty -1
Dispatch Timeline - (in Days)Shipped in 5-7 working days if not a ready product.
NOTES FOR YOU
Cotton Apparel - Hand wash separately. Silk & Madhubani - Dry clean only. Baskets & Show Pieces - Clean with a wet cloth. For any other product - Please find the wash care in the product description.
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Country of Origin - India
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30 Days Free Return
Okhai Apparels - 30 Days Free Return. On SALE - No Return Refund. Please Note - Custom Made Handicrafts - No Returns No Refund as mentioned in the product description.
Estimated Delivery Time
Okhai Apparel - 4-6 Working Days. Custom Handicrafts - 15 to 30 days as artisans make it after they receive the order.
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