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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.

  • How Poompuhar is bringing life in traditional Indian Art?

    'Indian Art' is a term which encompasses various mediums and styles perfected over centuries by artisans and handicraft workers. Yet this ancient art form is somehow losing its prominence in society. Tamil Nadu Poompuhar aims to showcase those talents which have been unappreciated for long.

    The catrgories have been mapped out keeping in mind the varied artforms which have existed:

    What are our Metal offerings?

    Difficult to carve and yet a beauty to behold, the array of metal designs have been constructed and polished by superior craftsmen.

    The designs are available with antique polish and you can select from the collection like Reshabadevar Set, Boga Shakti, Arthanari, Shivalingam, Arthanarieshwar sets and much more.

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    Poompuhar offers Brass items as well, like Brass bowls, Brass Peacock Bead Stones, Brass Nataraj statues, Brass Uruli Weight, Brass Uruli Light Weight, Brass Coloured Weights and a lot more which you can browse through as well as choose from the official website.

    Wood: The most intricate style

    Wood carvings are richly detailed constructions and the products of Poompuhar are made with selected Rosewood, Sandalwood and more.

    They offer various wooden figures like that of the Buddha, Radha-Krishna, Ashoka Pillar and more. But apart from mythological and historical designs they also offer everyday handcrafted wooden products like clocks, pens etc.

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    What are our designs based on Stone?

    The most significant artwork of South India is undoubtedly that of the stone sculptures.  Thanks to the craftsmen of the Pallava Empire who had intricately crafted these stones to create some masterpieces which still enchant tourists from all over the world. The Indian culture and emotion is reflected in various Indian religious monuments dating back to time immemorial.

    To celebrate this achievement and promote its growth among the masses, they offer statues made out of granite, red stone, soap stone along with clay and much more. The life-size figurines and fountain sculptures speak a thousand words about the Indianness.

    Earthware -fragile and precious

    The most widely available type of crafts is the earthenware products like bowls, statues and more. The workers make various masterpieces out of clay and ceramic like that of Nataraj, Lakshmi, Parvati, Saraswati, Kalinga Krishna and more. These statues are available in oxidized variants as well.

    The designs available on Clothing and Leather

    Cloth and Leather Prints have been in use long and are still quite popular in traditional fashion. Keeping with the tradition Poompuhar offers handcrafted textiles like Kalamkari purse, lamp shades and lots more which can be browsed in our website.

    Paintings: What do we offer?

    Indian paintings speak of style and technique in a nuanced and yet simultaneously bold manner. The collection has paintings of the gods Krishna, Lakshmi, Ganesh along with others like Perumal and Ramar as well.

    If budget is not an issue for you, then check out the Thanjavur Paintings which are one of their Big Ticket items.

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    Poomphar aims to reinstate traditional Indian art to the position of prestige it once enjoyed by showing its vitality to others. Appreciating and supporting these creations as well as their creators who are on the verge of losing their skills is the goal.

  • Eyeing for the Classics seen never before - Count on Poompuhar

    An artistic interior decoration attains a new depth with the integration of antiques or classics that depict the traditional art and craft dating back to thousands of years. Metal work, carvings, paintings, weaving, meenakari –there are numerous artwork originated from the southern part of India, especially Tamil Nadu. From home décor items to textile –the south Indian craftsmanship is reflected on every item featured in the Poompuhar stores. Poompuhar is a handicraft industry that strives to promote the classic artworks and whatever your choice is, there is always something for everyone.

    Metal Statuettes And Art Pieces

    Give your religious fervor an artistic taste with the bronze figurines of Lakshmi, Ganesh, Natraja, Hanuman, Krishna, Meenachi and so on. The bronze animals like Cow, Horse and Elephants also bear the same intricacy as the figurines of deities. You can choose from 3D printed, polished and antique printed. Among the brass items, plates, bowls and lamps are definitely worth buying for your worship corner.

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    White Metal statues and the black metal wall hangings and flower vases are polished thoroughly and come at various sizes according to your preference. Copper utensils like glass, kalash, jugs, mugs, plate and bowls are great antique gifts for any traditional occasion while they can also utilized for religious ceremony or domestic use.

    If colossal black antiques allure you, then make sure to check out the oxidized figurines of Natraja, Parvathy and Kalinga Krishna which have a gentle luster and look best if kept against a light colored backdrop.

    Stone Carvings –The Signature Craftsmanship

    Tamil Nadu has always been a significant name for its stone carvings on the temples, palaces and landmarks, and Poompuhar has been a widely known name for taking that craftsmanship to a whole new level. You would be definitely mesmerized by the enormous stone carved sculptures offered by Poompuhar, which look nothing less than the sculptures seen on historic landmarks. The statues are made from Granite, Red Stone and Soap Stone.

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    Timeless Magnificence Of Meenakari, Kalamkari and Papier Machie

    The vibrant Meenakari work on stools, trays, wall hangings and key stands are magnificent for their effortless detailing while the Papier Machie statues of deities and revered personalities look unique with rich use of colors. The hand woven and painted Kalamkari purses, bags and handbags will give you a classic and traditional look. Not to forget the handcrafted vibrant wall hangings, bags of different sizes and ties.

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    Other Classics From Poompuhar

    When it comes to classics, Poompuhar has a never-ending array of items featured at its branches set up throughout India. The Kondapalli artwork of Andhra Pradesh on the Tella Poniki is reflected beautifully through the toys made by Kondapalli villagers. The enamel colors and vegetable dyes give them a classic and lively touch. You can also add a vibrant touch to your home with the Kalamari and Applique Thombai.

    The traditional classic decors of India feature everything from painting to stone carving, metal work to hand-woven textiles and Poompuhar has picked up something from every artwork to present you the raw essence of Indian craftsmanship.

  • Buy traditional gifts for your loved ones only at Poompuhar

    Festive season or rather any occasion demands that gifts be distributed to our loved ones. But there are times when traditional gifts are what suit the occasion and also the preference of the person. For this and more, Poompuhar offers curate and specially selected traditional designs.

    What gifts are there?

    There are long lists of products which range from statues to toys and so on:

    • Statues of gods like Krishna, Saraswati, Parvati, Shivalingam and more are available crafted in brass, oxidized or made from a variety of materials.
    oxidized black idol of goddess Saraswati Shop For This Oxidised Saraswati - Click Here
    • For toys they have traditional Kondapalli toys as well as Narkuravas and their distinct offering is the Poompuhar stationeries.
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    • They offer Jute files made up of red, blue or specially designed green colours which will be cheap but are fully handcrafted.
    • There are Taj Mahals, Chariots, Bullock Carts, Rani Palki, Kerala Boat, Tanjor Temple, Perusal Temple and more miniature Pithwork items.
    • Poompuhar also has granite, red and soft stone elephant carvings, Round Candle Elephant Stand, Nandi, Shivalingam and more.
    • Handcrafted textiles handbag, mini handbags, ties etc in various colors are also stocked here.
    • They have copper plates, glass, kalash, tumblers and other utensils.
    • Wood carved wall hangings of Flower Pots, Ganesh, Peacocks, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Lakshman are available.

    What materials are used for making these?

    Poompuhar has a wide variety and range of materials in their stocks. This includes Copper, Brass, Bronze, Handcrafted Textiles, Jute, Clay, Black Metal, White Metal, Wood, Stone, Clay, Pith and more.

    Apart from this they also stock up in some not-so-known materials like Kalamkari, Thanjavur Art, Meenakari, Papier Mache, Coconut Shells and more.

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    How can you get these?

    You will have to sign up to their official website and create an account or you can also visit any of their branches set up all over India. You will be able to browse through their website, select products and collect them in your virtual shopping bag.

    How to pay?

    Once you have selected the products you want, you will be displayed the total amount. Then you can pay online through your debit or credit cards. They also don't restrict payments to just Indian Currency. You will be able to pay through the currency of your wish (if it is listed with Poompuhar). After the payment, the product will be delivered to your chosen address.

    Traditional arts and crafts are getting depleted with the current world system. But Poompuhar aims to preserve and showcase its specialty to the world. They select only the best, which accurately represents Indian Craft as well as shows the dedication and skills of the workers. So if you want to buy traditional crafts, this is the best site to search for.

  • Ecotourism Policy by Tamil Nadu Government

    The Ecotourism Policy 2017 of Tamil Nadu Government was devised to ensure the promotion of eco-friendly activities in the state and bring about the development and prosperity of the natives of the state. According to the policy, emphasis will be laid on the local communities, conservation of their craft making skills, and empower and develop the same.

    The policy includes consideration and working for the promotion of trekking, hiking, bird watching trails, photography, wildlife sighting, boating, promoting local festivals, craft making, preservation of traditional craft making methods, local handicrafts, and adventure sports. In addition to these, other aspects that are necessary from the perspective of preserving the existing old methods and traditions will be also considered under the policy.

    Following are the objectives of the Ecotourism Policy by Tamil Nadu Government:

    1. To identify natural areas and take necessary steps to develop them as ecotourism destinations.
    2. To create more and better livelihood opportunities to benefit the local communities and tribes.
    3. To foster natural conservation by means of education, and awareness among the visitors of the state.
    4. To work for the conservation of the existing craft making techniques.
    5. To bring about and implement site specific instructions and code of conduct for the visitors
    6. To promote and establish eco-friendly structures in the state.

    Following are the guidelines of the policy:

    1. The eco-friendly activities must involve active participation of local communities to empower them and bring about their social development.
    2. All the resources must be utilized aptly to avoid the wastage of the same. The devised methods should not have any adverse impact on the environment. Sites with low ecotourism potential must be recognized and adequate measures should be taken to develop them.
    3. Ecotourism sites can be used for the conservation and promotion of unique cultural practices, traditions, local arts, folk history, and architecture. These things are important to preserve and maintain the indigenous environment of the state.
    4. All the activities happening in the state in the name of ecotourism must conform with the several existing laws of the state.
    5. All the ecotourism related work should involve participation from local communities, government organizations, NGOs, tour operators & agents, and hospitality industry.

    The Forest Department of the state is the nodal authority to ensure the implementation of the policy. The State Ecotourism Board shall take the necessary steps to promote both nature and culture based tourism. The board is also responsible for ensuring the involvement and  upliftment of local communities.

  • Amazing Benefits of Exceptional Natural Fiber - Jute

    We all are well aware about the usage of jute bags and jute material these days. Some of you must be thinking that it is some trend of the time to use jute. Well, more than the trend, it’s the need of the hour: jute is an ideal material to replace plastic and curb pollution.

    What is Jute?

    Jute is known as a natural and strongest fiber of the world. It is mainly found and produced in Bengal area that includes the region of India and Bangladesh. The plant of jute grows fully within 5-7 months. It is a flowering plant which grows around 1-4 meters in length. Jute is mainly used to produce ropes, bags, clothes, paintings, file covers, carpets, and accessories like hair clips, hair bands, bracelets, and many more.

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    Let’s discuss the usage and benefits of jute material:

    • It is a natural plant fiber which can be developed and reaped again and again with next to no water required. In this time of water preservation, this is an excellent material for our planet.
    • Jute can be grown with next to no need of synthetic help with the type of compost, herbicide or pesticide, which implies less synthetic substances are discharged into the soil.
    • Jute growing season is around 100 days, providing a good turnover and a steady supply of more fiber.
    • A study reveals that one hectare of jute plants can ingest up to 15 tons of carbon dioxide, an ozone-depleting substance, and discharge as much as 11 tons of oxygen amid the developing season.
    • Jute also helps in renewing the soil supplements and lessens the danger of vermin and sickness, so when crops are turned after jute has been gathered, future plants will be in a healthier environment.
    • There is next to no cost with regards to developing jute since the plant does not require much in the method for manures, pesticides and such, and a little region can turn out a considerable measure of harvest, so jute is ordinarily a production yield and can be extremely cost effective too.
    • As described that jute is a natural fiber which makes it a biodegradable element too, so once it has filled its need it can be treated with soil, or if it winds up in a landfill, it will generally break down with no side effects on the environment.
    • Jute is the fiber which is very comfortable to use like cotton substance. Hence it can also be used for clothing as the material is reusable and provides comfort too.

    Keeping these benefits in mind, Poompuhar offers a variety of jute products to help the environment. Poompuhar is one of the leading manufacturers of jute products in India – a brand which is established under the Tamil Nadu government and is known to promote the quality handicraft work by artisans.

  • Poompuhar - Reinventing artisanship to perfection

    Art is the perfect way of depicting the exchange of emotions within and across the frontiers of a nation. Our rich history has been promulgating the importance of ancient Indian handicrafts since ages. The essence of handicrafts is engineered by the artisans who create it with their innovation. It is this rich Indian heritage which connects India with the western world. Today, there are numerous such platforms which provide the desired opportunity to the local artisans. India is a hub for such platforms promoting the rural Indian handicrafts.

    A platform to connect the local rural artisans with the global population is today known by the name Poompuhar. Poompuhar represents the sophistication of Indian culture, customs and traditions through the handicraft products. Empowering the local rural artisans to exhibit their talent before the world was the aim behind the launch of Poompuhar platform. Realising the importance of bringing rural women ahead and engaging them in creating masterpieces is the motto behind Poompuhars Empowering women initiative.

    Poompuhar is a government of Tamil Nadu undertaking to exhibit Indian artefacts, cultures and tradition. The Poompuhar team believes in empowering rural India to facilitate the local artisans to earn a decent living. Art is the necessity of life, and so Poompuhar decided to move ahead with this section to exhibit the talent possessed by Indian artisans. Providing a right platform to these rural artisans was need of the hour.

    Poompuhar redefines the beauty of the creative genius of the local artisans. Timely, the training sessions are organised by Poompuhar team to train the rural artisans. The training sessions are meant to nourish the creativity possessed by the artisans. Each artisan is nurtured with the right skills to highlight their talent and earn a respectable living to support his family. The pieces of training are arranged to introduce the handicraft creation technique for the rural Indians and bring out the best in them. It is meant to boost the inner strength of such artisans to make them realise their worth towards the society. Poompuhar team ensures that each of their artisans is trained with personal attention.

    Also, to earn a living, Poompuhar thrives in hard to build a sense of trust in these rural artisans, so they shine at their best. Today, after years of massive efforts investment, Poompuhar has come ahead with the exhibits of applique work, garland, bronze, brass, brass lamps, wood and stone carvings. Besides, the handicraft product catalogue of Poompuhar exhibits the creative brilliance of Thanjavur paintings, coconut shells, papier machie, kondapalli toys, and other wood, jute and clay creativity.

    Now, Poompuhar is indulged in formulating and implementing the rural artisan welfare schemes. The efforts of Poompuhar receives the timely financial assistance from the State Governments. Central Government too appreciates the efforts of Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu government undertaking and assists it financially to uplift the local creativity of Tamil Nadu.

    Moreover, Poompuhar directly connects the local artisans with the global buyers. The annual award competition is the unique felicitation of these local artisans by the Poompuhar team. The annual award competition involves felicitating the local talent with certificates, gold medals and cash prizes for their outstanding contribution.

  • Five reasons you should buy your next handicraft from Poompuhar

    Since decades, the worth of handicrafts has been experiencing exponential growth. India is a land of handicraft artists. Even the western countries have been praising Indian handicraft articles since decades. Handicrafts represent the amalgam of rich heritage, culture and tradition of a nation.

    What do you know about handicrafts?

    When an artist creates hand-made products, they are referred to as handicrafts. These handicrafts involve the use of small hand-held or portable tools to give rise to a magnificent thing. Handicrafts can be anything. It can be carved out of paper, plant fibres, textiles, fruits and so on. Majorly handicraft products are born and brought up in the rural areas of a country. Rural India is a hub of local artisans involved in creating handicrafts as a living source.

     

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    What is the uniqueness of the Poompuhar handicrafts which engages the onlookers in its beauty?

    Authenticity: The handicrafts created by the local artisans of Poompuhar represents their ethnic creativity. Poompuhar realised the innovational magic of these local artisans and decided to give them their deserving platform. This initiative from Poompuhar nurtured these local artisans to exhibit the allure of their creativity at their best.

    Creativity Genius: Each of the Poompuhar handicraft is the masterpiece brilliance. Moreover, each handicraft differs from other in one aspect or the other. Poompuhar owes its richness as the cluster of best handicraft exporters.

    Each handicraft is self-narrative: The beauty of these Poompuhar handicrafts lives in the beauty of their story-telling. Each has got a voice to narrate its own evolution story and mesmerise the onlookers. Poompuhar handicrafts represent the real beauty of India’s rich and sophisticated culture. Poompuhar handicrafts make the best fit for a beautiful gift to your near and dear ones.

    Durability:Poompuhar precisely vouches on the sustainability of their handicrafts. Poompuhar handicrafts have a higher demand in the export market. This demand emphasises to produce durable products. All the products promulgated by Poompuhar are carved out of sustainable materials. The durability ensures that the handicrafts are resistant to scratches and corrosion.

    Readily available online: With the world going digitised, the craze for online shopping has increased much in the past decade. Internet becomes a convenient place for the buyers as well as the sellers to either exhibit or purchase products at their ease. Poompuhar promotes all their handicraft articles online on their websites. This makes it easier for their users to go through a comparative view of their handicraft product catalogue. Poompuhar website lists every minute detailing of each of the handicraft that enters its online product catalogue. You may find the size, colour, use, and reviews of the products along with their product images. This information availability saves on the time of consumers from purchasing the products through retail shops. Additionally, the Poompuhar website precisely mentions the history of each handicraft creativity. Moreover, the site is easy to navigate and informative with categorically listing of the handicrafts created at Poompuhar.

    These are the unique features which make the  stands unique in the market.

  • Proof that Indian handicrafts are incredibly appreciated around the World

    Indian handicrafts are as unique as its ancient history and diverse culture. It will not be an exaggeration of the fact that Indian art has emerged as a saviour of nature, tradition and culture since the start of time. One of the recent examples can be of Madhubani art. This art was the reason to put an end to deforestation in Bihar area in 2012, which attracted many tourists by its colourful artwork.  This is how art and Indian culture are entangled to each other. The world is also now a supporter of the incredible Indian handicrafts and its popularity is increasing with each day.

    Poompuhar is also offering its humble contribution in promoting Indian handicraft on the national and international level. You can just go online and check out our latest collection and help us shop for interesting handicrafts.

    With all the modern inventions booming in the field of art and crafts, let us take some time to learn a little about our popular ancient incredible Indian handicraft crafts. Kashmir is popular for its papermache and walnut wood decorative handicraft. Walnut wood crafts are also famous in Kashmir which is generally based on animals. Eco-friendly tribal art in east India is very popular and they use wood, fibres, metal, stones and so on.

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    Western India offers a large variety of handicrafts such as Textile, Jewellery, carpets, woodwork, Quilts, Marble crafts, Terracotta items, meenakari items and others. South Indian states are known for exotic Bnidri art, statues made of brass or wood, leather work, coconut handicraft and so on. Tanjur paintings exquisitely depict stories and beliefs belonging to various religions such as  Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Sikhism, and many more which display the real spirit of Indian culture.

    Indian art has become popular around the world due to the hard work of the artisans and their handicrafts products. These crafts are handmade, manually engraved and painted, carved and molded by talented artists which makes them unique as well as popular.

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