Tholu Bommalata – Leather Puppetry

Leather shadow puppetry Tholu Bommalata, (Tholu – leather, Bommalata – puppet dance) of Andhra Pradesh .

With its stunning colours and drawing techniques, Leather shadow puppets are one of my favourite Indian Art forms.

Madhavapatnam, regions in the Nellore and Anantapur district and Narasaraopet in Guntur district are the main centers for leather puppets.

Done originally on deer skin it is now practiced extensively on goat skin.


2 thoughts on “Tholu Bommalata – Leather Puppetry

  1. Richa says:

    Hi Karishma, nice blog. We both seem to have a lot in common, I also love Tholu Bommalata and gond paintings, and sell both on my site, 🙂 Do visit when you get the time.

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