RURAL VILLAGE LIFE: CHERIYAL SCROLL PAINTING by Sai Kiran

Artist : Sai Kiran Dhanalakota
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-2 W-1.3ft I H-24 W-16 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

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Art Form

Cheriyal-scroll

These scrolls are painted in narrative format similar to a film roll or even comic strips, and depict stories from the Indian mythology as well as the shorter stories related to the Puranas and Epics.

Cheriyal Scroll Painting is a popular and modified version of Nakashi art, considered highly rich in the local motifs. This art form is unique to the state of Telangana and made mostly in Hyderabad currently. This traditional art form is considered an inseparable part of the profession comprising the story-telling and balladeer community called Kaki Padagollu. They have displayed these scrolls which are also accompanied by music and dance.



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