Cherial Mask Making Online Workshop
10th & 11th June 2023
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (IST)
(Live on Google Meet)
Materials Included: Tamarind seeds paste, sawdust and shell (base to prepare features).
About the Workshop
Welcome to the enchanting world of Cherial Mask Making!
Originating from the picturesque village of Cherial in Seddipet District, Telangana, these talented artists have been preserving this unique art form for centuries. Cherial masks are meticulously crafted using eco-friendly materials such as tamarind seed paste, sawdust, used cotton cloth, and vibrant natural colors.
Traditionally, these masks were worn by storytellers during performances and dances, adding a captivating element to their narratives. You can witness the mesmerizing sight of Cherial masks at fairs and melas in the Telangana region, known as ‘Jatara’ in folklore. Today, these masks have found a new purpose as exquisite wall decorations, with their smaller sizes perfectly suited for adorning your living spaces.
- Tamarind seeds paste (included in Fees)
- Sawdust & Shell (included in Fees)
- Poster or acrylic colors
- Pencil, eraser
- Coloring Brush
Sai Kiran Dhanalakota, a master artist known for his exceptional skills in Cherial Scroll Paintings, Sawdust Dolls, and Masks.
Hailing from Telangana, Sai Kiran has garnered recognition and acclaim for his artistic prowess, receiving the prestigious Telangana State Award in 2017. With a passion for promoting and preserving traditional art forms, Sai Kiran actively conducts workshops across India, sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring artists and enthusiasts alike.