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Cherial Mask Making Workshop

January 16, 2018

Cherial Mask Making Workshop

Make & take home two masks! The joy of making mask has been a cultural practice for humanity since the time of animism. The tradition of Cherial Art form began with scroll painting. Cherial Scroll Painting is a stylized version of Nakashi art, rich in the local motifs peculiar to Telangana. Like most other traditional painting forms this was used for story telling. Particularly the smaller intricate stories from the epics would be illustrated in the Cherial scrolls. Cherial scroll painting made way to mask making where a few characters from the scrolls were converted into masks. Tiger, cow, neutral characters like that of man, woman, bandit etc. were made into masks, which were used to entertain the children and decorate houses with. The style and motifs used in scroll are replicated on the mask and are painted with the same colors.

This workshop will be a platform where you can bring out your hidden facets on a tactile form as creative expression. Participants can watch and interact with the Cherial Artist – the traditional practitioners of Cherial mask making of Telangana.

About the Artisan – Saikiran Verma
Dhanaloka Saikiran Verma, son of state award winners D.Nageshwar and D. Padma, hails from Rangareddy district Telangana. He studied Fine Arts from Sri Venkateshwara College of Fine Arts, Madhapur. He later chose to carry on with his family tradition of Cherial Scroll Painting and Mask Making. He has conducted multiple workshops across the country.

Registration is at ₹ 1500/- CONTACT – 7218317134:
Link for Booking online:
Please mention the venue while booking.

Workshop on Friday | 19th January 2018 | 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM

Atta Galatta,
#134, KHB Colony, 5th Block,
Bengaluru 560 095

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