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  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


  • History of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts

    Tamil Nadu, one of the biggest states of South India has an enchanting cultural as well as traditional history that makes the state more diversified and interesting to talk about. Most popular art amongst all, known as Poompuhar brings to life lost and rare handicrafts of Tamil Nadu. The beauty and creativity of the handicrafts of Tamil Nadu keep you engrossed.

    The different handicrafts depicting the culture and traditions of the state add elegance and beauty to not only Tamil Nadu people, but also people all around the world. The different handicrafts of Tamil Nadu Include Paintings of Tanjore, Jewelry, Pottery, woodcraft, Stone carving and textiles.


    The best thing about the paintings of Tanjore is their mesmerizing beauty and most significant art that gets depicted in them. They are made on wood, mica and walls that make these painting more beautiful and profound. The Jewelry is another most important attraction of the handicraft of the state made of beautiful stones. They make the most beautiful ornaments that embellish the beauty of several people and are loved by all.

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    The love for the handicraft of Tamil Nadu is because of the quality, the authenticity and the diversification in designs the art engrosses. The paintings, mainly Tanjore Gold leaf paintings feature Hindu Gods and Goddesses and their stories. You can find the best Gold leaf paintings in Chennai where you will find authenticity. Since beauty is to be appreciated and art isn’t easily available, one should cherish the culture depicted in art and craft that makes the art as well as culture more appreciable.

    The woodcraft of the state is most commonly used to make the beautiful fiber products that exported abroad. Palm grasses and bamboo are used to make the authentic woodcrafts that add value to the culture as well as to the authenticity and glory of the country. Stone carving is also an irreplaceable art when it comes to Tamil Nadu, the best of which is Granite carving. The crafts of the Musical instrument cannot be ignored. The enticing beauty of art and culture gives the best blend of what comes out to be marvelous. Thanjavur, the hometown of many musicians is the major hub of musical instruments. The beautiful carvings make them wonderful.

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    The art is to be cherished and to be loved by all. The beautiful handicraft is to be explored and hence one can add divine art and beauty to their lives by giving these handicrafts a place in your houses so that it becomes more prevalent and known by all. They belong to the place where creativity and skill is the cast of beauty. The subtle beauty of Tamil Nadu is depicted through these beautiful and mesmerizing handicrafts only and has been endeavoring since ages to provide the best and diversified designs and miracle that can be done through human hands. The state and its beautiful handicrafts also glorify the country as it exposes the rich culture through the handicrafts and make India popularly known worldwide.

  • Craft Mela Exhibition in Mumbai

    Your chance to ‪‎buy‬ ‪‎authentic‬ ‪handicrafts‬ at our 10 day exhibition in ‪‎Mumbai‬! "Craft Mela" Exhibition inaugurated on 6 February by Dr. Malini V Shankar, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Environment Department & Chairperson, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Mumbai at 4.30 pm.
    Period: 05th Feb 2016 to 14th Feb 2016. Venue: Shri Sunderbai Hall, Church Gate, Behind Income tax office, Mumbai - 20.
  • Craft Bazaar exhibition at Kalashetra Foundation, Chennai

    The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, popularly known as “Poompuhar”, is a Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking and is in charge of the handicrafts sector in the state of Tamil Nadu. The main objective of the Corporation is to provide marketing assistance to the craftsmen of the State in particular and for the craftsmen community in general. The Corporation achieves this objective by marketing the products of the craftsmen through its large network of 12 showrooms situated all over Tamil Nadu and also at New Delhi and Kolkata. Apart from the Sales showrooms, the Corporation  also has 7 of its own production units.

    In addition to rendering marketing assistance through its showrooms the Corporation also conducts a large number of exhibitions every year throughout the country in order to provide more marketing avenues for the poor artisans.

    As a part of our exhibition programme for the current year, we are organizing “Craft Bazaar” exhibition at Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai from 22.01.2016 to 31.01.2016 with financial assistance of the O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi.

    This exhibition was inaugurated by Thiru. P. Mohan, Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries & Labour, Government of Tamil Nadu at 4.30 p.m. Friday on 22nd January 2016 in the presence of Thiru Harmander Singh, IAS., Principal Secretary to Government, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles and Khadi Department, Chennai, Dr. Santhosh Babu, I.A.S., Chairman & Managing Director, The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, Chennai and Thiru P. Mallikarjunaiah, Regional Director (Southern Region), O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Chennai.

    Craft Bazaar exhibition at Kalashetra Foundation Chennai

    In the ongoing exhibition, we have displayed a wide and exotic collection of heritage items like Brass oil lamps, Bronze Icons, Wood Carvings, Thanjavur Art Plates, Thanjavur Painting, Stone carvings, Artificial Jewellery, Brass sheet metal products, Papier mache dolls, Incense and perfumery, Rajasthan Marble craft items, Madupani Paintings from Bihar, Wood Carvings from Andhra Pradesh, Palm leaf Paintings from Orissa, handcrafted textiles and many more gift items. Handicrafts from all over India are displayed under one roof.

    The exhibition is open from 22nd to 31st January (10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. daily , including Sundays) and a special discount of 10% is being offered. We accept all major credit / debit cards, without any service charges.

    We appeal to the citizens of Chennai to patronize this exhibition as they have been kind enough to do so on earlier occasions, so that the maximum number of craftsmen can benefit.

  • Festival of Lamps in Erode

    “Festival of Lamps” exhibition inaugurated at Poompuhar Sales Showroom in Erode. Inauguration done by District collector Dr. S Prabhakar, IAS.


  • Festival of Lamps exhibition at Poompuhar Sales showroom

    “Festival of Lamps” exhibition at Poompuhar Sales showroom, Anna Salai,‪ Chennai‬ from 12-30th November. The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries & Labour, Thiru P Mohan in the presence of Thiru Harmandar Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of the Handicrafts, Textiles & Khadi Department and Dr. Santhosh Babu, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd on 12th November 2015.






  • Craft Galaxy ‪Exhibition

    Craft Galaxy exhibition grandly inaugurated and press meet speech given today by Th. T.P.Rajesh IAS District Collector Krishnagiri.


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  • Mega Craft Expo: Puducherry

    Earn attractive discounts‬ at our ongoing Mega Craft Expo in Puducherry‬ till 9th August. Exhibition inaugurated today by Sh. Jegadesan Kannan IPS, Dy. Inspector General of Police, Puducherry. Shop for rare artistic jewelry, bronze and brass handicrafts and a lot more! Hurry








  • Exhibition cum sale at the Lalit Kala Akademi Chennai

    Don’t miss our 4 day exhibition cum sale at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai. Walk in between 10 am to 7 pm and buy exclusive merchandise at attractive prices

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  • Exhibition at The Art Houz Gallery

    For the first time in years, Poompuhar & Cooptex have joined hands to host an exhibition at "The Art Houz" Gallery, Kasturirangan Road, Alwarpet. The MD of Cooptex Thiru.T.N.Venkatesh, IAS & the CMD of Poompuhar Dr. Santhosh Babu, IAS graced the occasion with their august presence. This exhibition seeks to highlight the breathtaking artwork of our master craftsmen.







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