Kinnal Art was found and encouraged during the regime of King Krishnadevaraya, Vijayanagar empire in the year 1336. Since from those days, even today this traditional art is being carrying out. But one finds this art only in few families of Kinnal as many others have migrated. The old traditional art is protected by few people . The specialty of this art rest in painting, which is called LAJAWAR painting This paint is prepared by hammering tin 4 to 5 hours, till it gets molten form. After getting this liquid they add colors to paint it. It will not vanish or lasts its glamour, which we can see on the wood, steel and even on the marble and stones especially on the walls and sealing of olden temples and palaces. Usually two 15kg hammers are used for this purpose.
The whole village celebrated when Anjaneya Chitragar found a new echnique by using Tin pounding (Grinding) machine to get tin in a liquid form.
(as told by Hemanna Chitragar)
Photopgraph shows inventor Anjeneya Chitragar in white shirt. The innovation is funded under TePP by SSIT,Tumkur