Folk paintings are essentially folk tales
that are traditionally painted as wall hangings. This art comes from
Cherial in Warangal district and
other places in Telangana. The ideal themes for the paintings comprise of
scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata and other mythologies.
Painted with rich use of red, yellow, green and blue colors, they serve as ideal wall hangings. The paintings look so realistic and aesthetic that it is believed that this special art has come down from Vishwakarma, the divine architect to the artisans on earth.