ANDHRA PRADESH
Andhra Pradesh has gained tremendous prestige and importance in the past years for its brilliant contribution in the field of music, dance and drama. Three kinds of people live at Andhra Pradesh, and they all have contributed to the fields of Arts and Crafts in Andhra Pradesh to make it one of the principle states in India. They include the original inhabitants, hill dwellers and tribal people. They have designed their own dances and in course of time these dances have won the hearts of millions across the world. Dance as an art form in Andhra Pradesh can also be classified as Social Dance, Religious Dance and Dance as a pastime. Apart from its dance form, artifacts such as leather and wooden items of Andhra Pradesh have gained recognition across the globe.
KALAMKARI PAINTINGS
This is one of the many types of painting that you can find in this country. What make this painting rare and unique is the materials they use in making these paintings. The brush used in this painting is a quill. The colours are made from vegetables.
In machilipatnam, you can find printed wood blocks that are very common souvenirs. This painting started in 10th century when there was a flourishing trade between India and Persia. This painting was taught by Persian traders. This painting is done through 12 stages. It takes a lot of time and patience to complete.
Cloths, hangings, covers and many other materials can be decorated with this painting. This piece of art is something that you ought to take back with you when you leave Andhra Pradesh.