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  • 10 must have beautiful items from Poompuhar collection to welcome New Year

    It is almost New Year!! As we step into 2018 with all the experiences from 2017, we are bound to feel happy and nostalgic at the same time. It is time to celebrate the new beginnings while saying farewell to a great year. If you are someone who likes to express yourself with gifts or souvenir, then you can browse through the vast handicraft collection on Poompuhar website. There is something for every occasion with a promise of quality on each product. Indian handicrafts have always been mesmerising so why not start a new year with a great gift for you and your family or friends. Here is a glimpse of a few popular and new handicraft items available at Poompuhar –

    Krishna Leela Green Stone

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    This delicatestatue is made of green stone andexhibits an enthusiastic display of excellentartistry. It has ornamental carvings to enhance its fine work.  The statue is four inces and suitable as a gift.

    Granite Stone Elephant

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    This granite stone made elephant statue is available in different variants in terms of weight and height. The statue is of a walking elephant and can be used for decorating purposes.

    Thanjavur Painting RadhaKrishnar

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    This Thanjavur painting of RadhaKrishnar is suitable for worship home as well as for decorative purposes. The God is portrayed as sitting and offering blessing. The painting dimensions are 142*110*8 and it weighs almost 70000Kg.

    Sandal Wood Arch Ganesh

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    This is a rare and beautiful sandalwood figurewill fill your home with never-ending aromaof sandal wood. It is a graceful idol of Lord Ganesh and will add serenity to your home.

    This original work made of superior sandalwood is a gem that can be appreciated for a very long time. Its dimensions are 9*6*2 and it weighs approximately 300 Kg.

    Ashtrotra Deepam

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    Lighting an Ashtrotra Deepam on New Year eve will help you attract positivity and happiness in future. This Lamp is elevated from the base and has four branches which are tailored with five small hanging spouted thagali. The top of the lamp has a statue of Goddess Laxmi,sitting on a Lotus. The lamp is made of 60% copper and 40% zinc and weighs around 13 kg.

    Thanjavur Art Plate Ashtalakshmi

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    Poompuhar is offering this beautifully crafted Tanjore Art Plate to the art-lovers which is accessible in numerousschemes and patterns. This plate is an example of latest fashion trends and is meticulously designed by famous artisans. The material used in making this products are of high quality and modern techniques have been used to give the fine details. This art plate represents the Astalakshmi concept i.e. it denotes eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi. This plate is ideal for pooja and ornamental purpose or as gift items.

    IllamThorumValluvar - ThiruvallurSripam 3D Printed

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    Thiruvalluvar, also known as Valluvar, is a renowned Tamil poet and philosopher. This statue is to honor his teachings. His contribution to Tamil literature is called Thirukkural which is about ethics.  It represents one of his saying - “Do not lose hope follow the Thirukural and blessed life.”

    Maha Meru Stone

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    Maha Meru or Sumeru is a sacred mountain which isrespected indifferent cultures in India like Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. The highest point or the last bud on this six foot pyatthat signifies Mount Meru

    Wall Hanging Lamp Shade

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    This 200Kg leather lamp shade is perfect for decorative use as well as gift. It has fine details and is of high qyality.

    Balaji with Lakshmi Thanjavur Painting

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    This Thanjavur painting showcases a sketch of Lord Balajion a dark-background with His divine companion Goddess Mahalakshmi. It has cheerfulwork of gold foil and kundan stones.

    I have already decided what to add to my art collection, have you? Have a great year ahead!!

    Happy New Year…

  • Indian Handicrafts in Global Markets

    Indian has earned a great respect worldwide whether it is in the field of science, technology, art or culture. Indian handicraft industry is one of the booming industries and is making its mark all over the world. Handicrafts are considered to be second-largest employment creating segment after agriculture in India. Many artisans all over India work with their craftsmanship to earn a livelihood. The industry offers work to more than 6 million artists mainly containing women and people from the weaker segments of the community.

    In current times, handicrafts have evolved as a perfect blend of traditional patterns and designs with modern technology. This has helped to meet the large demand for Indian handicrafts as gifts, souvenirs or decorative items worldwide.

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    This formerly known cottage industry has now transformed it into a full-grown, large-scale ever-growing organized business with to US$ 1.9 billion in the last ten years. Only in 2005-2006, the exports of Indian handicrafts had shown an increase of US$ 298.87 million giving a fixed yearly growth of 15 per cent or above. Indian contribution to USD 100 billion international handicrafts market is more than 2%.

    Interesting facts about Indian handicrafts –

    • Across India, you can find various art forms in handicrafts. There are many famous places which are known for their speciality in handicrafts such as Saharanpur for wooden articles, North-West Rajasthan for Jaipuri quilts, Gujarat & Lucknow for embroidery, Nasarpur for Lace material, Punjab for Phulkari, and Jodhpur for wrought iron products and so on.
    • Various designs and arts display various cultures of India
    • Wide ranges of designs are available in Indian handicrafts products, which displays creative and artistic skills of craftsmen, and these marvellous crafts are in great demand worldwide.
    • This industry has vast experience in the export and has earned a lot in foreign exchange
    • Indian handicraft industry has proven its worth with constant growth rate of almost 20%

    In recent times, the customers have less interest in machine-made items and are more attracted to handicrafts as they offer a unique style and style statement. Today, the skills and artisans have a dynamic role to play in creating a modern way of life in India as a part of traditional as well as financial future.

  • The Crafts of Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu is a land famous for its fine art and handiwork. It is rich in culture and traditions and makes it one of the tourist destinations. The artisans in Tamil Nadu express their creativity through the amazing handicrafts which adorn the homes of many, not only in India but all over the world.

    These are some of the many handicrafts made in Tamil Nadu:

    • Paintings in Tanjore

    Tamil Nadu is renowned for the famous paintings in the Tanjore Temple. These paintings portray the great skills and creative abilities of the artisans of this place.

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    Most paintings are found in Temples to portray the gods and goddesses of the local people. These paintings are considered religious. One famous painting is Child Krishna’s painting.

    • Craft of Musical Instruments

    Dances and festivals are an important part of the traditional culture of the local people. Making of musical instruments is a major craft practiced in Tamil Nadu.

    The craftsmen make several music instruments like the veena, flute, thamburas and vangiyam. The craftsmen use bamboo, bronze, jack wood, and sandalwood to make the musical instruments.

    • Metal Craft

    The metal-ware of Tamil is renowned worldwide. The products are made of copper and brass. The artisans make some of the best bronze castings of icons

    • Stone Carvings

    Another commendable piece of art in the Tamil society is the stone sculptures. The craftsmen curve very impressive real-like stone carvings, garden lights, and nameplates. Mahabalipuram is famous for this craft.

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    The stone carvings in the temples speak highly of the skills of these craftsmen.

    • Pottery and Papier Mache

    Pottery making is practiced by many people of Tamil in making figures of deities. The craftsmen also make water jugs, tea and dinner sets. They use a variety of clay; Red, black and grey clay.

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    Paper Mache is another spectacular art of the Tamil Nadu people. The waste paper pulp is normally hand beaten and mixed with clay. It is then molded into dolls, idols of gods and goddesses and masks.

    Tamil craftsmen engage in different types of handicrafts. In addition to creating a livelihood for the craftsmen, the intricate pieces of art add style and decorate homes, temples and even workplaces.

  • The Popular Arts of Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most attractive destinations in India. The craftsmen of Jammu and Kashmir have mastered the art of making some of the most intricate and artistic items.

    There are a variety of items made in Jammu and Kashmir:

    • Shawls
    • Carpets
    • Papier mache
    • Wood carvings
    • Chain Stitch
    • Khatumbandh
    • Basketry
    • Namdas
    • Basketry

    These are some of the 5 popular art pieces:

    Kashmiri Shawls

    Are you looking for comfortable and stylish shawls? The Kashmiri shawls are soft, fashionably elegant and sophisticated. The precision and concentration invested in the making of the shawls make them a sought-after commodity in the international market. These shawls are made of three fiber, wool, Pashmina and Shahtoosh. The shawls are unique with very interesting designs.

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    Kashmiri Carpets

    Kashmir’s art is renowned for its hand-made Kashmiri carpets. These carpets are unique because they are hand-made. Artisans mostly use silk yarns or wool to weave the carpets. The carpet has fine finishing with intricate designs, making them distinct from any other carpet.

    Papier Mache

    Papier mache is an old form of handicrafts in Jammu and Kashmir. It is made up of the pulp of paper and adhesive solution.

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    The paper is soaked in water for a few days then mixed with an adhesive solution. It is then molded, painted and polished. The art of papiermache uses original gold painted items making it quite expensive.

    Woods Carvings

    Wood carvings is one of the oldest arts practiced in Kashmiri. The craftsmen carve some of the best intricate wood designs. The art of carving furniture and other decorative items requires a high degree of skill and craftsmanship.

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    The craftsmen use wood from walnut and chinar of Kashmir. This is because the wood has fine texture and pattern. The popular types of carving practiced in Kashmir are raised, engraved, undercut and plain.

    Chain Stitch

    Chain Stitch is natively known as jalakdozi. It is a stitch done with a hook. The rugs are made of hand-made cloth or hessian cloth.

    The embroidery is done on traced designs, ranging from floral patterns to animal and human forms. This stitch is done on rugs, wall hangings, cushion covers, and duvets covers.

  • The Handicrafts in Andhra Pradesh

    Andhra Pradesh is known for its custom in handicrafts. Artisans in remote villages make astonishing handicrafts with dexterity. Local artists make excellent souvenirs from a wide range of materials. These items are crafted by professional artisans in their entice ambience in the rural area and artisans working at art and craft complexes which are governed by the government.

    Andhra Pradesh has a wide array of handicrafts which has turned to be the lifestyle of the local people. These products are sold through various handicraft emporia and at stalls at the major tourist spots. The art and craft of Andhra Pradesh is the product of the aesthetic blend of Portuguese and Indian cultures.

     Some of the art and crafts in Andhra Pradesh consist of:

    • Banjara Needle

    The Banjara Needle craft is believed to have been originated among wanderers and nomads. Flamboyant and rich embroidery is used in crafting of Banjara Needle craft.

    • Bidri craft

    The Bidri Craft is a craft from Andhra Pradesh which originated from Andhra Pradesh’s main city that is Hyderabad. In this art, silver work is done on metals with intricate carving. By use of a sharp chisel, Bidri art entails engraving on a metal base which can be made of zinc, copper or even tin alloy.

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    • Durgi Stone Craft

    Another craft from Andhra Pradesh is the metal Durgi Stone craft which originated from Durgi which is located a short distance from Macherala.

    • Metal crafts

    Another craft is the metal crafts which originated from Pembarthi which is a small village in Andhra Pradesh

    • Kondapalli Toys

    This art uses tamarind seed powder, sawdust, watercolors and enamel gums. Craftsmen craft real looking toys which usually reflect deities or figures like women cooking or a boy milking a camel or cow and many other arts.

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    The state gained a lot of popularity for its amazing art and craft products. From generation to generation, this art, craftsmen ship and skills have been passed on and is still flouring.

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