Arts And Crafts

The Telugu people are patrons of arts and crafts and they are pioneers in the field of metal ware, carpets, wood and stone carvings, exquisite silver filigree, brass and sheet metal. Kalamkari, Bidri, Nirmal paintings, fascinating weaves from Pochampalli, Gadwal, Venkatagiri and a number of other centers have earned a name all over the world. Kalamkari is supposed to be famous Worldwide which is done using a quill and printing is done on the Fabric with Vegetable dye. The Bathik print which is done using wax and prints are made on the Fabrics. Bathin prints are used to print in Sarees, dress materials and also on wall hangings. Another traditional craft practiced by the Telugu people is the Cherial Scroll paintings done on cloth using earthen colors.