Fish Rakhi

Fish are found in all colors and shapes and are a symbol of prosperity in traditional Indian art.

Fish make a frequent appearance in Tholu Bommalata. A traditional shadow puppetry art from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Today, this unique art form faces extinction as we see the monopolization of virtual forms of media and entertainment.

This Rakhi is made by Kanday Anjanappa, a traditional folk artist who inherited this art from his ancestors. It contains animal motifs on a traditional leather base, painted with watercolors mixed with neem gum.