Cheriyal Mask Worshop at Our Sacred Space.
Cheriyal Mask Worshop
Cheriyal (or Cherial) is only about a 100 kms away from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Articians there prepare these bright & colourful masks.
The masks are lesser known as they are overshadowed by the scroll-paintings which this village is famous for. They really are miniatures of what must have been life-size, rather face-size, in earlier years. Wandering story-tellers used these masks in traditional story telling when they travelled from village to village. Drawn from daily life and mythology, the smaller masks and other toys would be sold in the village once the stories were done with.
Painstakingly wrought using a light wood base, tamarind seeds and sawdust, these masks are intricately painted, mostly in a red or blue base colour. You will find villagers - men & women in traditional jewellery, turbans, brides & grooms, evil eye protectors/ demons and more.
Today, they are used as decorative items for the home or on your desktop. They add a eye-popping splash of colour to a dull corner, brightening it immediately.
Date - 16th August 2018 -Thursday - 5pm to 7pm
18th August 2018 - Saturday - 11am to 1pm
Fees- 1800 Rs/- (including material).
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