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  • 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.

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