The process of Swamimalai, bronze casting craft is, in itself, a very spiritual experience. A Sthapathi is expected to be well-versed in the Neetisaram, Amaram, Shilpasaaram, and the Dhyan shlokas.
The air of the Chippa (Craftsmen) Mohalla Bagru, the area of the town that belongs to the printers seems permanently ingrained with the smell of drying fabrics.
Playing a specific kind of string instrument, carried by her from her village, known for its skilled craftsmen was disclosed... Bobbili Veena, from the village of Bobbili.
It is a six inch round everyday breakfast bread. A small ball of dough is spread across a stone platform with the palm dipped in milk. Texturing it with the impression of the fingers, the naan-wai pulls the stretchy dough off the stone and slaps it on the warm oven wall gently. It come out with golden on the upper side and white on the lower and is usually had with butter or jam along with nun-chai.
Etikoppaka excelled in making playing tops and Baranis (wooden boxes) to contain various items to be offered to Gods since historic times.
Pilkuwa motifs are inspired from existing vocabulary of motifs like Mughal Butta, Soorajmukhi Jaal, Tree of Life, elephants, peacocks, been documented by Sardar Hussain.
Gaatha brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan.