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These paintings are from Telangana, Andra Pradesh. Artists in the medieval age used the medium of paintings to convey messages from religious texts. The words of bard and poets were also converted into paintings for the common folk to see. These paintings sometimes ran into scrolls of several meters when depicting a chapter from Indian mythology. Telengana region is particularly well known for its folk paintings, very colourful and bright, that serve as ideal hall hangings. It is believed that the divine architect Vishwakarma handed it down to the artisans on earth. Mostly, the uses colour of folk paintings are red, yellow, green and blue.