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Hyderabad Event: Cheriyal Painting Workshop

27th May 2018

Cheriyal Painting Workshop

Cheriyal Scroll Painting is a stylized version of Nakashi art, rich in the local motifs peculiar to the Telengana region. They are at present made only in Cheriyal, Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The scrolls are painted in a narrative format, much like a film roll or a comic strip, depicting stories from local mythology and folklore, and intimately tied to the shorter stories from the Puranas and Epics. Earlier, these paintings were prevalent across Andhra, as also various other parts of the country, albeit flavoured with their distinct styles and other local peculiarities dictated by the local customs and traditions. In the same way, Cheriyal scrolls must have been popular across Telengana in earlier times, though with the advent of television, cinemas and computers it has been fenced into its last outpost, the Cheriyal village. Presently Cheriyal painting artist D.Vaikuntam nakash and his family living in Hyderabad (Boduppal) only.