Quilling is one of the crafts or the art form which is found to be mostly done by the homemakers / Ladies, in some cases by the gents after completing their regular routine work. It is a craft that is usually made with the help of cut papers of about ¼ inches in width. It is glued on the handmade papers with the help of the patterned designs as per the pattern to be made.
This craft has gone through many transformations and changes as per the ages through new techniques, materials and styles developed from time to time changes. Some of the works of paper quilts are placed on the jewelry boxes, quilled lock boxes, stands, ladies purses, frames, work baskets, tea caddies, coats of arms, storage boxes and wine coasters etc.
The craftsmen who is show casing this craft belongs to the Anegundi part of Karnataka that is situated at the Koppal district of the Karnataka state of India. Anegundi is situated at Hampi in the north banks of the Tungabhadra River. The artisan is said to hail from the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh who had shifted to this place after her marriage who engages some of the people around her living area into this craft after their household works.
Quilling is said to be originally hailing from the monks and nuns of the renaissance period who took forward this craft to the places whichever they went and passed by. Paper Quilling was found to be done as cards, decorative items that were used to ornament the look of the things of their day to day living.