Bring the joy of art and craft-making by your hands to your doorstep with these simple DIY kits with natural raw materials. It will work as “therapy” and as essential to your well-being. Research shows that making things with your hands is great for decreasing stress, relieving anxiety and improving mental health.

Indic Inspirations is happy to bring your home the joy of mask making based on traditional art form like Cherial mask making art.  Create your own mask! The kit includes all the materials required to make your own masks based on fully made masks by experience master artist as per traditional design or any abstract mask. 

  1. A pair of pre-made finished/ painted mask pair by the artist
  2. A pair of pre-made unpainted masks- ready to paint
  3. A pair of pre-made mould on which features like nose, eyes, lips and other features can be rendered
  4. One packet of a fine mixture of tamarind seed powder and one packet of sawdust for making a paste to apply on the mould and  create features. Total 2 masks can be made with this mixture. 
  5. A piece of sand paper (of 80 grit ) to scrap out the uneven surface of the sun-dried masks. Then you can paint the masks with your own acrylic colours or you can order Indic Inspiration's natural colours. 
  6. 50 ml varnish – for a glossy look, a coat of varnish should be applied on the fully painted masks. 
  7. An instruction card of step by step mask making process

    With this workshop set you can be creative and show off your own style. Paint them and you can add your own feathers, sequins, glitter, buttons, beads and more. The possibilities are endless! However some sample images of how they can be painted are included. 

    Use these basic masks for fun activities at your next mask making party with your family and friends and after painting adorn your walls with masks made by you. This bright coloured mask will add an earthy flavour to your home. They are a good value for classroom mask-making projects.

    Cherial masks are a modified version of the Nakashi art, distinctive to the Cheriyal village, of Warangal district in Telangana. Wandering storytellers used painted Cheriyal masks to build intrigue for the gathered crowd in any festival to tell religious stories and folklore. The artistic tradition of making masks, handed down from generations is now a boon to the craftsmen in this Cheriyal village.

    These masks very much preserve the Indian art. We are sharing a detailed video of step by step making process of the mask by our Cherial mask artist - Sai Kiran's grand mother- Mrs. Vanaja. 

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