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Leather puppetry is a hallmark of Andhra Pradesh's arts and crafts. This form of craft is inseparable from the traditional folk and cultural expression of the state. This form of shadow puppet theatre, also known as Tollubommalu, is popular in some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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Process of leather puppetry

Rinse the goat skin thoroughly with lukewarm water and let it dry in the sun for several hours. Once completed, the artist cuts the leather according to the requirements of the product. Goat skin is transformed into translucent parchment by an elaborate process of hardening, washing, and cleaning.

Leather Puppetry of Andhra pradesh

"Brightly painted skin puppets used in puppet shows tell an epic sequence, educating people and making them aware of their traditions. Puppetry is part of the cultural heritage and is performed by combining various art forms such as painting, printmaking, poetry, oral tradition, dance and music, theater, and storytelling through children. tangled. When held in front of a light source, these puppets create an animated effect, which is a traditional way of retelling divine episodes in Hindu epics. "

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