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D. Rakesh

D. Rakesh

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    Yellow and Green Handcrafted Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Yellow and Red Handcrafted Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Blue Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Green Handcrafted Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Red Handcrafted Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Orange Handcrafted Cheriyal Mask of a Rural Couple

    D. Rakesh

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    Saffron Handcrafted Cheriyal Ganesha Mask

    D. Rakesh

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    Blue Handcrafted Cheriyal Ganesha Mask

    D. Rakesh

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    Olive Green Handcrafted Cheriyal Ganesha Mask

    D. Rakesh

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    Handcrafted Cheriyal Krishna Mask

    D. Rakesh

    Made with sawdust and tamarind seed paste, this Cheriyal mask of Lord Krishna is handcrafted by artisans from Telangana. Many centuries ago, when n...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women at Work

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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  • Nakashi mask, olive green mask, kidengage, art, olive green Nakashi mask, face mask, saw dust, tamarind seed, Hanuman mask, Hanuman cheriyal, Telangana art, lord hanuman,
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    Handcrafted Cheriyal Hanuman Mask

    D. Rakesh

    Made with sawdust and tamarind seed paste, this Cheriyal mask of Lord Hanuman is handcrafted by artisans from Telangana. Many centuries ago, when n...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Playing Pallanguzhi

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Drawing Muggulu

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Rural Festive Celebrations

    D. Rakesh

    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying rural festive celebrations is hand-painted using n...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Greeting Gangireddu

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Threshing Rice

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Handpainted Cheriyal Yellow Colour Cow Face wall hanging with Ganesha Motif

    D. Rakesh

    A wall of your home is a blank canvas, decorate them with handmade crafts from Cheriyal village, in Telangana. The beautiful handcrafted wooden cow...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Two Women Dressing up

    D. Rakesh

    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying rural women dressing up is hand-painted using natu...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Cattle and Shepherd

    D. Rakesh

    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying cattle and a shepherd is hand-painted using natura...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Women Offering Prayers to Vishnu

    D. Rakesh

    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying women offering prayers to Lord Vishnu is hand-pain...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Playing Board Game

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Women Playing Board Game

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Couple Churning Butter

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Bathukamma Festival Rituals

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying rituals performed during Bathukamma Festival, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award win...

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    Cheriyal Painting of Rural Life

    D. Rakesh

    Portraying one facet of rural life, this cheriyal painting on canvas is done by hand and duly signed by the national-award winning artist, D. Rakes...

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    Handpainted Cheriyal Green Colour Cow Face wall hanging

    D. Rakesh

    A wall of your home is a blank canvas, decorate them with handmade crafts from Cheriyal village, in Telangana. The beautiful handcrafted wooden cow...

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    Handpainted Cheriyal Orange Colour Cow Face wall hanging

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Rural Festivities

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    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying rural festivities is hand-painted using natural co...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of a Queen in her Palanquin

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    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying a queen riding in her palanquin is hand-painted us...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Lord Ganesha

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    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate portraying Lor Ganesha is hand-painted using natural colours ...

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    Cheriyal Wall Plate of Ram and Sita

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    Spruce up your home decor with a dash of traditions. This vibrant cheriyal wall plate of Ram and Sita sitting on a throne is hand-painted using nat...

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The art of Cheriyal Scroll painting endures a tough fight in a world that no longer feels the need for this colourful and elaborate form of ancient story-telling. Made solely by the members of the Nakashi caste in present-day Telangana, it uses natural fabric and colours – khadi as a base and only naturally extracted pigments such as tamarind-seed paste, tree gums, river shells etc. Sometimes the scrolls contain close to fifty panels, each forming a sort of chapter in a book.

Rakesh, a renowned Cheriyal painter, lives in a joint family with his parents and his brother’s family. They are one of the few Cheriyal artists who left the village of Cheriyal to find a new market in the town of Boduppal in Secunderabad. Apart from making the scroll paintings, he also makes Cheriyal masks, a more modern adaptation of the craft.

Work involves painting for eight to ten hours a day, paying attention to neat lines and detailed expressions of characters in the stories or masks. He purchases natural water colours from Vijaywada and the required Khadi fabric from the local market. Rakesh’s monthly income is an average of fifteen thousand rupees a month.

“I want to innovate more and make Cheriyal available to everyone, not just collectors and museums. We are trying to see how to increase public awareness by creating smaller items while retaining the craft technique.”, Rakesh says with pride. He worries about future generations abandoning the craft. Despite the GI tag and the fact that patrons do appreciate the scroll art, it isn’t enough to sustain this vulnerable craft.

In the months of September and October, Rakesh’s family conducts workshops at schools and colleges in a bid to intrigue students and sow the seeds of interest.