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    From the bronze figurines of the Chola dynasty to the rock carving sculptures of the Pallavas, the South Indian art and craft has its distinct aura since centuries. Indian lifestyle, religious outlook, emotions and cultural expression are vividly reflected through the paintings, statuettes, wall hangings and other home décor items available at Poompuhar. From stone to metal, clay to textile –all the products come at affordable cost and are rich in Indianness.

    Bronze Figurines

    With the sublime stillness, the Bronze figurines from Chola era are the epitome of the omnipotent energy. The miniature replicas of the sculptures from tenth to twelfth century bear no signature and come with three variants. There are both glossy polished statues as well as the antique polished ones which bear the vintage touch.

    Ganesha, Meenachi, Lakshmi and Buddha statues are avilabale in various sizes and postures along with the cow and horse figurines. The price starts from INR 2545 for a 3 x 2 inch size and the maximum size is ten feet.

    Oxidized Natraja

    From ages, Indian dance forms have taken inspiration from the cosmic dance of Shiva, also called Natraja. Indian art has a distinct place for lord Shiva and in order to invoke that reverence, Poompuhar has brought the colossal black colored Natraja in two size variants -8 x 10 x 3 inch and 5 x 4 x 3 inch. The price starts from an affordable cost of INR 840.

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    Stone Carving

    From the supple and sensuous female figurine to the vigorous and virility of the male figures, the magnificent rock-cut sculptures were the cultural identity of the Pallava era. These sculptures depict every human emotion, be it joy, coyness, aggression, tenderness and even authority. You will find the virtuous Perumal sculpture carved from granite, the Soapstoneand Redstone Ganesha, the meditating Buddha and so on. The sizes vary from fifteen feet to three inch and various others in between. Prices start from INR 120 for 3 x 2 x 2 inch lingam made of soft stone.

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    Brass Lamps

    As an indispensable part of daily worship ritual, the Brass Lamps are the most popular items created by the private craftsmen. From Agal to Villaku, deepam to hanging lamps –there are various sizes available. The price starts from INR 200 for the Agal.

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    Woodworks

    From flower vase to tray, lamps to wooden hangings, bowls to wooden dolls and of course the sandal wood carving, the intricacy is reflected from every item. Buddha, Krishna, Lakshmi, Balaji, Ganesha and various other decorative are hand-cut and carved. The price for a small sandalwood keychain is INR 250 while a 48 x 15 inch Gopuram cost INR 7425.

    Paintings and Textiles

    The ornate gold work of the Thanjavur paintings to the rich patterned glass painting and Batik, the vegetable painted Kondapalli toys to stunning Meenakari stools, Poompuhar has something for everyone. The miniature oil paintings, handcrafted textile bags, purses and wall hangings are also notable for their traditional essence.

    Deriving its name from the historic coastal hamlet of Puhar, Poompuhar’s vast range of products is manufactured in its 6 production units and bear the traditional aestheticism of Indian culture. Get your choice of products at an affordable cost and give your home a new look.

  • POOMPUHAR STONE CRAFT

    Poompuhar is famous for various types of handicrafts - one of them being the Stone Craft. Tamil Nadu has been the sanctuary of Dravidian art and culture since times immemorial.

    Tamil Nadu is known as the ‘Land of Temples’. The splendidrock cut sculptures of gods and goddesses in temples speak very high of the skilled craftsmen who have done the work with great perfection.

    The main centre for stone craft in Tamil Nadu is Mamallapuram, where there’s an emporium with rock-cut sculptures. The making of the stone sculptures began by the making of the rock–cut chariot and shore Temples during the Pallava rule in Mamallapuram. Here, granite carving is also done.

    The architectural excellence of the craftsmen can be seen in the Meenakshi temple at Madurai which is famous for its thousand pillared mandapas or the Brihadeeshwara Temple near Thanjavur, which is built in such an architectural style that at no time of the day is the shadow of the Vimana (gopuram) formed. Also, at Chidambaram, one can see beautiful panels, depicting 108 karanas of Natya Shastra. The temples at Darasuram and Thribhuvanam are also amazing and worth seeing.

    The main tools of sculptingare chisel and hammer. For measurements and sculpting techniques, the artisans make use of the Shilpa Shastra. The quality of the stone, maturity, texture, colours etc. are also important considerations in stone craft.

    The stones are so carefully and minutely engraved that they fully express emotions and expressions as diverse as authority, bashfulness, sensuousness, strength, masculinity, femininity etc.

    At Poompuhar many stone handcrafted decorative items are sold at various outlets and even online. Some of these wonderful decorative pieces of art are:-

    Granite Stone Elephant at starting price of Rs 224.

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    2x3x1 inch Red Stone Plain Elephant atRs 250.

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    A 3x2x2 inch Soft Stone Lingam at Rs 120.

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    A 2x3x1 inch Soft Stone Plain Elephant at Rs 250.

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    A 2x3x2 inch Soft Stone Nandi at Rs 120.

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    A 3x2x2 inch Stone OothuPathi Stand at Rs 150.

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    A 2x2x2 inch Soft Stone Elephant at Rs 160.

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    A 3x2x2 inch Stone Round Candle Stand Elephant at Rs 150.

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    A 2x2x1 inch Red Stone Carving Elephant at Rs 160.

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    These and many more fantastic stone crafted pieces of art can be boughtfrom this Land of Art.

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