Cheriyal Plate refers to a traditional form of storytelling that originated in the village of Cheriyal in Telangana, India. The storytelling is done through a combination of painted scrolls and narration, where the scrolls are used as visual aids to illustrate the story being told.
The Cheriyal Plate art form involves creating hand-painted scrolls using natural dyes and pigments on a cloth base. These scrolls can be several feet in length and are typically painted in bright, vibrant colors. The stories depicted on the scrolls are often drawn from Hindu mythology and folklore, and are accompanied by narration in the local language.
Cheriyal Plate is a form of folk art that has been passed down through generations of artists, and is an important part of the cultural heritage of Telangana. Today, Cheriyal Plate scrolls are used not only for storytelling, but also as decorative items in homes and public spaces