Decor accessories inspired by the traditional tholu bommalata leather shadow puppets of Andhra Pradesh, painted in vibrant colours.
Our tholu bommalata puppet range showcases this folk art form with colourfully painted translucent leather pieces. These shadow puppets are traditionally used as a way of storytelling, so it’s fitting that most of our pieces are drawn from one of India’s greatest epics: the Ramayana.
'Tholu bommalata' broadly translates as ‘dance of the leather puppets’, and uses light and shadow to great effect. That’s why any tholu bommalata painting—our pieces included—look best when placed in front of a light source like a window or lamp.