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  • Why Poompuhar is an ideal place when it comes to buying antiques?

    Tamil Nadu Poompuhar is a part of the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd and it aims to uplift and showcase the talents of Indian craftsmen.

    What do Poompuhar offer?

    Their collections include a lot of designs and statues made from a variety of materials like Bronze, Brass, Copper, White Metal, Black Metal, Wood Carvings, Stone Carvings, Cloth, Leather, Jute and Clay.

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    They also offer paintings, Icons, Kondapalli toys, Meenakari, Kalamkari Purse, Garlands, Thanjavur Art Plate as well.

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    But apart from commonly known materials they also have products using coconut shells, papier mache, oxidized metal and more.

    How can you get these?

    You have to sign up to their website and from then on you will be able to view and choose your choice of gifts from our various products in stock.

    After selecting any product you will simply have to fill in the personal details and make the necessary payments for shipment to be made at your desired location.

    Why should you choose this site?

    • Great selection: They offer curated and hard-to-find products made from the finest materials by the local craftsmen. From this great range, you can search through till you find what you need as they offer something for every preference.
    • Price: The price range from the INR 120 to the highest in lakhs for the life size sculptures and you can choose the one which you think fits best in your budget.
    • More options: As stated above, they offer a wide range of materials to choose from. You can simply click on the type of product and in just a moment you will have a good many options to choose from.
    • Newsletter: You can sign up for their newsletter to keep yourself notified on new arrivals.
    • Easy payment procedure: There are three simple steps for procuring the item you want- Select, Pay and Ship. There is no hassle or hidden taxes. As an added benefit you can pay from the acceptable currencies listed and not just with Indian currency.
    • Search bar: Not only will you get pictures and descriptions, complete with the price tag of new arrivals once you log in to your account but also there will be the option of searching on your own for items that you specifically want. This can be done through the Search Bar positioned at the top of the website.
    • Privacy: All your private information will be kept safe and secure due to the technology used in our website.
    • Questions: Poompuhar believes in customer service and to make the process easier for you, by offering an Inquiry section. Here you will be able to ask any question regarding the product and other issues like shipment and payment. There is also a Feedback section where they would like to hear your reviews as well as complaints so that they can grow better.

    While many websites just talk of delivering quality, Poompuhar actually does so through the materials in their stock. Their aim is not just to promote the Indian art but also to provide customer satisfaction.

  • Waste Material Usage at Its Best Only at Poompuhar

    Have you ever thought of using waste materials for making beautiful crafts instead of dumping them? Well, most of you think about it but few have that artistic skill to give shape to their imagination. Poompuhar has not only think about it but even applied it by designing wonderful range of painting, sculptures and wall paintings that is sure to struck you by awe.

    You can use different types of waste materials like old frames, matchsticks and other sorts of materials for decorating your living room or bedroom. It will not only make you a fashion icon and also allow you to fulfil your responsibility towards environment.

    Transforming old fries into fabrics

    You can make use of old frames by decorating them with fabrics. At poompuhar you will find that how beautifully they have given a new shape to a worn out frame.

    Bring creatures on walls

    One needs not to have specialised skills for decorating their home. In fact a minimum knowledge of painting can do. Every one of us have colour paper at our place and do you know that those colour paper can turn you room decor into a masterpiece? You can create butterflies by cutting the papers and paste them on your wall.

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    Using Graffiti

    There was a time when graffiti’s were not given the status of art but nowadays it is quite in trend. You can arrange graffiti on the walls of your living room. However one needs to have good skills for turning your rooms with graffiti. You can find beautifully designed graffiti at poompuhar.

    Transferring Polka dots on walls

    We all love to wear shirts with polka dots but have you ever thought of decorating it on your walls.  One can paste different shapes of circles on wall and become a style icon inform of your guests.

    Use old furniture for decorating your home

    We often get attached to our old furniture or some articles and don’t want to throw them out while renovating your home. If you are recently planning to renovate your home and cannot think about the ways to incorporate old items that are so dear to you.  Get some ideas for using the worn out furniture in your renovated home.

    Add new colour: With time colour of furniture fades away and in order to give them a new look you can paint them. However you have to select a colour which is in trend now. In fact you can check out the wonderful range of furniture at Poompuhar.

    Combining old and new: One can seek the attention of their guests by keeping a right balance between vintage furniture and contemporary furniture. You can put single vintage item and decorate it with bright clothes and place it amidst new furniture.

    Thus, it can be said that you can use old and torn materials for adding a new charm and beauty to your house. You are able to show off your decorative house to your guests and your guest will surely going to fall in love with creative art.

  • Traditional Thanjavur Paintings: Buy It At Affordable Prices

    With a rich lineage dating back to 1600 AD, the stunning Thanjavur paintings originated during the reign of Vijayanagara Rayas of the Nayakas. Distinct for its gold coating on sober yet vibrant colors, this painting style from South India was the endemic of Thanjavur or Tanjore and later spread across the nation. This “Geographical indication”, an acknowledgement of the Government of India is painted on canvas framed by wood and mostly feature deities along with mythological characters, culture, dance form, female figurine etc. Poompuhar has its stores all over India and these paintings are among the most popular products that they offer.

    The richness of the paintings

    The distinct characteristics of these paintings are their rich, vivid yet flat colors and the iconic composition which is complemented by the glistening gold foils. The additional decorations are done by glass beads on gesso work and in some cases, overlays with the semi-precious or rarely precious stones. Poompuhar makes sure that the paintings are infused with the European, Maratha, Deccan, Vijaynagar, British and European touch.

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    What these paintings contain

    As mentioned above, the pictures are used mostly for devotional purposes as they feature Hindu deities, saints and religious personalities. The main figure remains the centerpiece in each picture flanked by various subjects, subsidiary figures and themes. The episodes from religious texts like Puranas are also depicted through these paintings.

    Deities like Ganesha, Lakshmi, Perumal, Krishna, Gajalakshmi, Saraswathy, Balaji, Adishankara are quite commonly found in these paintings. If religious figures are not your preference, then you can go for the paintings depicting the Hindu culture such as the female figure with fruit plate on hand and the lady in the posture of Bharatnatyam.

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    Decorate Thanjavur Paintings As Souvenirs

    In various religious ceremonies, the Thanjavur or Tanjore Paintings are used for worshipping and with their breathtakingly rich colors, they can be wonderful souvenirs to preserve the south Indian culture. Art enthusiasts would love to collect the special collector’s edition which is also offered by Poompuhar. Not only for worship corners, but also for wall hangings, these pictures will work great.

    According to various sizes, ranging from 8 x 10 inches to 48 x 72 inch, the price of these painting varies. You can choose pictures according to your preference or wall space. The price range starts from INR 3000 for the smallest size of 8 x 10 inch while the largest size of 48 x 72 inch comes at INR 360,000. With their rich gold work and adornment with semi precious and precious jewels, the weight is not much and the price is affordable too unlike other stores.

    The Thanjavur paintings have gone through a lot of ups and downs and Poompuhar has been incorporating with the rich Vijaynagar School of painting to preserve this century old art style. The Tirupati influenced paintings have terracotta paintings, brass repousse and painting on paper –They are the most popular style among the other influences.

    Poompuhar not only celebrates the ancient artwork of Thanjavur but also embraces the contemporary fusion in Thanjavur paintings, for example, the lady with plate of fruit painted by western naturalist painter Raja Ravi Varma.

  • Surprise your beloved with traditional pith work Tajmahal

    For over decades, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal has been depicted as the epitome of love to the earnest lovers. This epitome of love was build with white marbles by the River Yamuna as an ode to Mumtaz the deceased wife of the emperor Shah Jahan. Built and supervised by the emperor’s best architect named Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, this masterpiece boasts of intricate craftsmanship for which people from all over the world gather here to celebrate the spirit of love.

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    For a lover and his beloved, the Taj Mahal is a vivid example of expression of love and hence, gifting a miniature model of Taj Mahal built of wood, fiber or stone is quite popular. The Tamil Nadu Poompuhar is one of the leading craft industries, which specializes in Taj Mahal models in Pith work.

    Take a souvenir after visiting the Taj Mahal

    After being a witness to this architectural marvel, the definition of love is changed to the lovers out there. While Shah Jahan had the lavish treasure to spend around 32 million at that era to build the Taj Mahal, you can take a souvenir of this wonder to gift your beloved. No matter if you could not experience the magic of Taj with your lover; you can still give him the essence of Taj through the pith work Taj Mahal, which is crafted to perfection.

    The Pith work Taj Mahal –Why It Is Special

    The intricate detailing of the Taj Mahal is beautifully depicted through the carving on Pith. Now, what is Pith? Pith is collected from the Netti Plant, an aquatic reed growing in marshlands, tanks, inlakes etc. The soft and spongy parenchyma cells of the roots and stems of the reeds are dried and made solid before incorporating it to make this masterpiece, which looks nothing less than the actual Taj Mahal, only smaller!

    The model is encased in glass frame on a thick base. The whole package is not so huge, neither too small. Moreover, handling is convenient as it weighs only 0.30 kilograms. The full dimension in inches is designed as 4 x 6 x 6. With an affordable cost of just INR 375, anyone can buy it for their beloved to reciprocate their feelings.

    Your Interior Will Get a New Dimension

    With the traditional artwork of the experienced artists from the Puhar or Poompuhar village in Tamil Nadu, this handicraft industry has spread these miniature epitomes of love to various corners of India. So whenever you visit any Poompuhar store, make sure to check this pith work Taj Mahal. This is quite unique as most miniatures are made of either stone or hard plastic or clay. Pith is light, yet with its light yellowish tint, it looks sober. Keeping it on the center table or on a wall rack or on a shelf will make your home interior look different and attractive.

    Undertaken by the Tamil Nadu government, Poompuhar seeks to promote the traditional artworks of the artists who visited different corners of India to provide you the perfectly crafted decors to gift your loved ones.

  • The Best Collection Of Brass Lamps Is Here

    There are a lot of different materials which are offered here, but Brass holds a popularity which others seldom enjoy. Whether it is because of a traditional attachment, as it was used for auspicious occasions or perhaps because of its golden shine, but the material remains one of the favourites.

    What products of Brass are available?

    The present collection ranges from simple products like Polished Brass Bowls to sophisticated designs of Brass Nataraj Statues Antique Finished, Polished Brass Peacocks, Polished Brass Uruli Light Weight as well as Weighted, Polished Brass Planters as well as Brass Coloured bowls. This isn't the limit as many more designs are also available in the collection.

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    What kinds of Brass Lamps are available?

    We offer the following collection of brass lamps:

    • Hanging Lamps: There are various kinds and designs of hanging lamps available in the collection. These range from Annan, Thonda to Gajalakshmi and Sangchakra hanging lamps. There is ofcourse a greater collection for this as well.
    • Lamps: These lamps are multi-tiered and so you will have the advantage of lighting multiple diyas on it. Some of the designs offered are called Double Thangali Annam Plain Lamp, Panjatchara Lamp with 5 tiers, 12 inch Brass Annam Table Lamp with gold Polish, Ornamental Annan Lamp, Plain Prabai Lamp, Plain Annam Lamp, Table Prabai Lamp, Malabar Lamps, Parrot Hanging Lamp and many more can be found on this site.
    • Traditional puja lamps: One tier puja lamps are a common demand during pujas and keeping those sacred traditions in mind the site has curated Agals, Parrot Agals, Paladais, smalls deepums, 5×2 Brass Puja Lamp, Malabar Lamps, Navagraha lamps, Balaji Deepum and many more.
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    How can I get these?

    There is a simple method of buying these up- you just have to sign up and create an account in the website. Then you can shop to your heart's content and put your selections in a virtual shopping bag. At the time of check out, the total amount will be shown which you will just have to pay. You will have the option of paying through not just Indian currency but other currencies as well, as those listed on the site are accepted as well.

    Apart from brass lamps what do you have?

    Apart from brass lamps there are various statues and designs made up of copper, bronze, metals, textiles, pithwork, clay, jute, wood carvings, stone carvings and much more.

    Are there any offbeat products?

    There are many offbeat products which are housed, such as Kondapalli Toys, Thanjavur Art Plates, Meenakari and Kalamkari Purse as well.

    Coconut shells and papier mache are also used as materials to make products so as to give an innovative touch to them.

    Traditionally brass lamps have been used for auspicious occasions all over the state and country as a whole, so seeing a renewed interest in the product is not just invigorating for the state of the craft but also for the people whose livelihood depends on their skills.

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