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  • Range of exclusive handicrafts at Poompuhar

    Handicrafts are the items which represent the art, culture, and tradition of a country or a place, created by skilled craftsmen who have years of experience in working with local materials and techniques.

    Well, most of us are fond of these handicrafts items and want to use them as a piece of decoration in our office or home. Because they are so beautifully created, they not only enhance the décor of our place but also provide soothing energy to our eyes too.

    If you are fond of beautiful handicrafts then Poompuhar showrooms across many cities can offer an authentic selection of products at much reasonable prices. Here we have curated Top five handicrafts items for the week from the exhaustive list of items available at Poompuhar:

    • Thombai

    It is a beautiful handicraft which is mainly used as a piece of decoration in homes, chariots, and temples. Its beautifully created designs usually comprise engraved images of swans, elephants, religious items, flowers, elephants etc. Thombai has a spiritual value too, hence the exclusive color combination used in thombai makes it more appealing and attractive, and thus one can have this item in their house to enhance the beauty or décor of their living area. There are two types of Thombai available with Poompuhar, namely Kalamari and Applique.

    • Bronze antique products

    Bronze antique handicrafts are beautifully created masterpieces which will surely catch your eyes with their finish and beauty. Being items which have a vast historical/ relisious significance these antique idols and sculptures are timeless and invaluable possessions for anyone who buys them.

    • Brass lamps

    If you are fond of lamps, then do pay a visit to the Poompuhar website to treat yourself to a vast collection of beautiful and exclusive designs of brass lamps which are available in all sizes and shapes. Choose from an assortment of standing or hanging lamps, ranging from traditional to modern designs as well as those specially crafted for festivals and celebrations.

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    • Brass bowls

    Brass bowls are versatile products which can be used for both decoration and storing things. At Poompuhar, brass bowls come in a variety of sizes and shapes along with colourful embellishments to suit your home décor.

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    • Brass Nataraj

    We all know the significance and beauty of a Nataraj sculpture and most of us want to have one in our house. Nataraj represents the dance of creation, the dance of destruction, the dance of solace and liberation performed by Lord Shiva. You can buy beautiful statues of dancing Nataraj in antique as well as polished finish from our website.

    To explore these and many other handicraft products, visit http://tnpoompuhar.org/shopping.

  • Must-visit Places in Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu

    Every part of India has something unique to offer to its visitors, and the plush beauty of South India in no exception. If you are planning a trip to Tami Nadu, then the city of Poompuhar is where you desire for nature as well as history will be satiated. The place is quite famous because of its rich culture and traditions still being preserved by the natives.

    Following are the places that any visitor to Poompuhar cannot afford to miss:

    • Silappathikara Art Gallery: The art gallery is well renowned owing to the awe-inspiring structures that add to its grandeur. At the entrance of the building stands “Magara Thoranavayi” which is 22.5 ft in height. Sculptors from Mamallapuram Art College have carved most of the structures here. The gallery comprises seven stores with the first storeseing 12ft in height while the rest of the stories are 5ft each. It has Kalasams of 8ft which takes the overall height of the gallery to 50ft.
    • Danish Fort:

    The fort was erected in 1620 AD in the Danish architectural style. The walls of the fort bear beautiful carvings and decorations.  A Museum has also been added to the fort by Tamil Nadu Archaeological Dept. which takes care of this structure. Entry to the fort is free of cost.

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    •  Zion Church:

    Among the most popular pilgrimage places in Poompuhar, Zion Church is the one visited by the people of almost every religion. It was built in the year 1701 by the Danish community. It has also received care from the British Government for its renovation from 1782 to 1784. Just like the Danish Fort, Zion Church also has architecture and carvings in the Danish style.

    • Town Gateway

    This historic structure was constructed in 1792 and its construction is quite similar to the gateways that existed in Europe during the era of renaissance. Though the gateway was built by British Government, it bears the Danish style of architecture because Danish architects were hired to design it. No entry fee is charged form the visitors.

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    • Masilamani Nathar Koil

    Masilamani Nathar Koil is an ancient temple in Poompuhar. Maravarma Kulasekara Pandiyan ordered the construction of the temple in 1305. The beauty and grandeur of this temple lies in its ancient architectural style. Natural calamities have somewhat damaged the façade of the temple due to which religious activities are no longer practiced here.

  • Evolution of Thanjavur Paintings

    Thanjavur paintings are a significant part of from Indian art and culture, named after its place of origin called Thanjavur in South India. It dates back to the 16th century during the Nayak and the Maratha reign.

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    Exceptional characteristics of Thanjavur Paintings

    • Rich and intense colours
    • Iconic Jewellery details
    • Dreamy iconic masterpieces
    • Use of gold foils
    • Dense gesso craft
    • Glass beads inlay
    • Use of rare gems
    • Panel paintings on wood
    • Commonly portray religious texts from books and stories

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    However, with time, the art of Thanjavur painting has also evolved and few of the common practices have also changed. We will discuss the changes that this art has experienced over the years. The ingredients of an authentic painting have transformed in current times as per the availability, price, and artists interests.

    Major Changes noticed during the evolution of this art –

    • The base of the paintings – Presently ply boards are been used commonly instead of the original base from the jackfruit tree
    • Colours – Chemical paints are used frequently as opposed to the natural colours made by the artists in previous times.
    • Paintings nowadays cover all kinds of subjects. Earlier, the themes used to be divine figures, deities etc.
    • Use of rare and precious gems and stones has been replaced by semi-precious gems

    Thanjavur paintings are still in style and inspire many modern-day artists. Tanjore or Thanjavur paintings are popular handicraft item in the markets around the galleries across the globe and make the best souvenirs. This art gives a new look to the house with its radiant work. These paintings have stood the test of times and bounced back to create their place across every households and professional venue.

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    At Poompuhar we understand the value of a genuine art and try to offer our customers the best options. You can visit our online store for more options and deals.

  • Popular Upcoming Handicrafts Exhibitions in India 2018-19

    How would you like if we tell you that we have got brilliants plans for you to indulge in your favourite interest of admiring new and trendy handicrafts? Below are the upcoming art and craft shows in India. Every one of them has something special to offer with their diverse collections.

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    1. Index Trade Fair

    Index trade fair will be held from 3rd May to 6th May 2018 in Mumbai. This is an international event which displays beautiful home furniture from various countries like Italy, Malaysia, Turkey,  and India. The event is organized by UBM plc and only professional visitors are allowed. It is a great platform to admire trendy designs from the furniture world.

    https://www.tradefairdates.com/Index-M7229/Mumbai.html

    1. Art & Design Fair International Event

    Art & Design Fair International event will be a four-day exhibition in Mumbai from 22nd to 25th August 2018. The event will offer innovative and exceptional handicrafts designs in various niches such as home décor, gifts, jewellery, candles & so on. The popular Bombay Exhibition Centre is the largest exhibition centre in the country.

    https://www.tradefairdates.com/Art-Design-Fair-International-M10792/Mumbai.html

    1. The Handcrafts and Handlooms Fair

    The Handcrafts and Handlooms Fair will be organized by IIMTF which will showcase the handicrafts, handlooms and various jute items including jewellery, statues, textiles, carpets, décor pieces, bags, accessories, wall hangings, and fibre products. The exhibition will be a platform for artists and manufacturers to introduce their work and to do business. Check out the given link for browse exhibition calendar.

    http://gsmktg.com/handicrafts-and-handlooms-fair/

    1. IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn

    IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn will be Asia's biggest handicrafts trade fair and will offer gifts and latest handicrafts from around the world such as stonework, jewellery, ceramics, copper work, decor pieces, ethnic items, gifts, metal objects, sculpture, paintings, etc. The event will be held from 14th to 18th October 2018 in Greater Noida.

    https://10times.com/handicraft-gift-fair

    1. India Art Festival

    India Art Festival is a four-day event and is said to be the perfect blend of a modern and contemporary craft. Next year it will be hosted from 17th to 20th January 2019 in Mumbai.  The event will create a dialogue between art collectors and artists in the presence of leading industry experts. This festival aims to display the beauty and value of the elegant and modern art of current times.

    https://10times.com/india-art-festival

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