Irinjalakuda, a town in Thrissur, is well known for its bamboo mat painting work. Bamboo Mat Paintings are an integral craft of this state’s economy and largely depend on the craftsmen’s indigenous knowledge. To start, the artisans create a mat of the appropriate size to serve as the canvas. The drawings are then generated by drawing sketches. Most of these Bamboo Mat Paintings portray appealing landscapes, birds, plants, human and religious figures, and so on. The paintings are done in a variety of sizes and bright colours. The mat paintings are finished by framing them in bamboo reed frames.