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  • 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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