Paintings on Peepal leaves
Paintings on Peepal leaves are beautiful and rare. This stunning delicate work of art came from India (Kerala) and done on dry Peepal heart shaped leaves. Peepal Leaf Painting is one of the ancient forms of artwork, and not many people still create such amazing works. it is painted on delicate leaves and expresses the creativity and perfectionism of the artist. There are many myths and stories about the Peepal tree. For instance, to cut down a Peepal tree is considered a sin and a person goes to hell for doing so. Also, some people are careful to only touch a Peepal tree on a Saturday.
The Peepal tree is also considered sacred to Buddhists, because it is believed that Buddha attained enlightenment under it, which is why it is also called the ‘tree of enlightenment’.
The leaves of the peepal tree have a beautiful shape as they taper to a needle point. Though now only a few artists are left who practice this leaf art. Peepal Leaf Painting are great for making cards, wall decoration, bookmark, gifts. etc.