Peacocks are found and loved throughout India. The Indian peacock features in many folk tales and mythological stories. Considered sacred, this bird is often mentioned in sacred Hindu texts and said to originate from the mythological bird - Garuda.
It is a popular motif in Tholu Bommalata. A traditional shadow puppetry art from the state of Andhra Pradesh, this unique art form faces extinction with the advent of new 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.This animal brings a lot of joy and colour to our lives, and is loved by children and adults alike.