In my house we had a small painting done at nirmal popularly known as nirmal paintings.Most of the people from andhra know about this kind of paintings.The nirmal painting which we had in our house(the above ones) was gifted by mom’s college friends on her wedding day.When i was a kid used to copy the painting which was no were close.After getting married the piece is with me.
Nirmal paintings are the paintings named after a town called nirmal in adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh which is 210km from hyderabad.The paints used are natural colours derived from herbs and mud.The painting is done on a white soft wood and tamarind seed paste,fine muslin and pipe clay is applied to make it hard.All nirmal paintings have dark background.
The craftsmen in Nirmal town known are known as “Nakkash.Government of Andhra Pradesh sell these paintings in craft village popular known as Shilparamam and all the government run handicrafts emporium known as Lepakashi.
The paintings are done on canvas and also on the furniture and the toys.The town nirmal is also famous for its toys.
Image source:-Lepakshi website.