1) It takes 11 months and 3 craftsmen to complete 1 painting. Fine lines and meticulous punch work makes it look Moderately gorgeous. Both sides are painted. These marvelous paintings that depict stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Influenced by the ability of light and shadows for highlighting the story and characters.
2) The origin of this craft is the Art of Tholu Bommalata which is the traditional cultural art of the region. The material used for this craft is taken from this art form only, thus it has the background of this traditional art. The Art of “ Tholu Bommalata” is very ancient one in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This folk Art was used by the people who migrated from the state of Maharashtra around 700 years back.
3) This art was very interesting one which was displayed in the streets when there were no dramas or films for entertainment. This play was demonstrated whole night with the theme of epics. This art was honored and encouraged by the Kings of that time. These plays which belong to the stories of Ramayana, Mahabharatha were liked very much by the people as well as rulers of Maharashtra.