Wrinkled brown, sturdy leather, like the cracked parched expanses of the Rann, dotted with multi
As a companion or pet, or a source of livelihood, or just a keepsake trophy,
eather shadow puppetry of Andhra Pradesh is known as Tholu Bommalata, (Tholu – leather, Bommalata – puppet dance). Two other kinds of shadow puppetry are practiced in Andhra Pradesh, the Sutram Bommalata (String puppets) and the Koyya Bommalata(Wooden puppets). The leather puppets, because of their transparency and jewel like glow, are most popular.
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