Leather Animals of Madhya Pradesh

Leather animals of Madhya Pradesh are famous and beautifully crafted. The artist first prepares the frame work with the use of iron wire and shapes it up in the required size. Then dry grass is wrapped on this structure and joined with thread. The flour of tamarind seeds is mixed with papier mache and applied. Artist is very careful while moulding the anatomical details of the animal's body. A thin soft goat-leather piece is put on to the product to complete the animal. Rest of the finishing to the product is given by painting the animals with the natural bright colours.