head of Makara Sankranti festival, Crafts Miniature Versions of Kite and Face Mask with Gold, Silver
head of Makara Sankranti festival, a man from Hyderabad has used gold and silver to craft miniature versions of a kite and face mask to mark the occasion.
New Delhi: In a bid to mark the occasion of Makara Sankranti, an artisan from Hyderabad has used gold and silver to craft miniature versions of a kite and face mask. He made the art pieces to offer to Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati as kite flying is a major part of the festival of Makara Sankranti which is associated with the harvest of the rabi crops
Speaking to news agency ANI, the artisan, Anand Reddy said, “Every year, I create miniature silver or gold kite and Manjha to offer to Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati after the festival. Kite and Manjha weigh 2.58 grams.”
The miniature gold kite Reddy made is a realistic portrayal of the real kite attached with a string and holder for the string and each part is made in gold. Meanwhile, the mask is a miniature replica of the face mask that has become the new norm due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year, due to the ongoing coronavirus, I have also created a miniature face mask out of silver to create an awareness among people,” added Reddy.
Urging people to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and to help India in getting rid of this pandemic, Reddy said, “Everyone must put on face masks and maintain social distance.”
Apart from being a craftsman, Reddy also runs a fast food shop near Charminar and puts up a kite stall every year on the occasion.