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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.

  • 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.

  • Pondicherry Crafts

    Pondicherry is famous for its traditional handicrafts. If you are visiting Pondicherry for the first time you are bound to love and admire the place. The place displays a combination of the Tamil heritage and French influence. This has resulted in a diverse array of crafts thriving in this region.

    Pondicherry is a shopper’s paradise and with the variety of crafts, you are bound to find something good for you. These are some of the handicrafts in Pondicherry:

    • Terracotta
    • Textiles
    • Stone Carvings
    • Leather Craft
    • Ceramic Pottery
    • Hand-made paper and perfume
    • Candles and incense sticks

    Terracotta

    Crafts made from Terracotta are a common sighting in Pondicherry. Artisans in Pondicherry create some of the best articles and decorative items using terracotta and clay. They make very beautiful utensils, tableware, plan pots, flower vases, tea and coffee sets using terracotta.

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    Textiles

    Pondicherry is known for its textiles and linen works. Some of the most remarkable and beautiful textiles and garments sought after are produced here. Khadi is one of the most popular textiles which is made by the local people.

    Textiles come in different shades of colors and textures. The south cotton saris of Pondicherry are common and loved by tourists. They are soft and comfortable.

    Stone Carvings

    A stone carving is another craft that showcases the massive talent of the local people of Pondicherry. They produce some of the best stone carvings. If you are a tourist a stone carving is a great souvenir. Some of these intricate and exquisite stone carvings adorn the insides of temples and households.

    Leather Craft

    The leather craft of Pondicherry is one of the most sought-after products. The leather used is genuine. This creates a huge demand for these leather products in the international market.

    Some of the products made by the craftsmen include shoes, leather bags, and briefcases.

    Ceramic Pottery

    This is an important craft of Pondicherry. The pottery found here is distinct as the craftsmen give the pottery a very shiny finishing. You can use the pots to adorn your households or just for decorative purposes. There is a variety of designs to choose from.

    Hand-made paper, candles, perfume, and incense

    Another popular product here is the hand-made paper produced here. This paper is used to make greeting cards, book covers and notepads. This paper is created in diversified colors and textures.

    Pondicherry also produces candles and incense sticks. These come in handy, especially during the festivals.

    The craftsmen of Pondicherry will always showcase their ingenuity with locally available raw materials. Most of this art and craft attracts tourists and helps the local people earn a livelihood.

  • 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.

  • Handicrafts of India

    In this age of mass production and abundance, handicrafts have stood the test of time and are a reason to celebrate the uniqueness of our culture and traditions. Indians, dating back to the early ages of civilizations, have developed handicrafts as a means of living. These handmade products are unique in their own style and every hand crafted product tells a story in a language of its own. Regional Handicrafts were developed using the materials available in that area using styles corresponding to their way of life. The hand crafted diyas from Tamil Nadu are very different from those made in Uttar Pradesh. Handicrafts are a part of our evolution and have molded and shaped our country’s rich cultural heritage.

    Weaves

    The exquisite art of weaving that differs from state to state is a story spoken without words. The Phulkari of the Punjab or the Chanderi of Madhya Pradesh or the Kota weaving style born in Rajasthan are all examples of handlooms spawned by the people of that region.

    Wood Carvings

    The well-known walnut-wood carvings of Kashmir, the Puri wooden masks, the intricately carved doors and windows of Himachal Pradesh, Mysore’s carved rosewood, the Miraj musical instruments of Maharashtra… every region has developed its own unique style of carvings adding on to the long list of exquisite wooden handicrafts.

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    You can shop this wooden horse bracket online at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/wood-carvings/woodcarving-bracket/horse-bracket.html

    Metal crafts

    Brass sculptures, bronze artifacts, copper wares, designed silver wares… India is one among the largest manufacturers of intricately designed metal crafts. The dark and beautiful bidriwares unparalleled in their richness or the chamleveenamel patterns of Lucknow and Varanasi are treasures known only to the Indians.

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    You can shop this Venugopal(Lord Krishna) Antique Finish online at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/bronze/antique-finish/venugopal-antique-finish.html

    Pottery

    The famous blue pottery of Jaipur or the majestic terracotta horses or the beautiful dancing dolls of Tanjore or even the unique papier-mâché artifacts of Kashmir; India has come a long way in its pottery styles.

    Paintings

    These coloured stories frozen on canvases or on scrolls or even on walls and vases are artistic expressions synonymous to the lives of the people belonging to a particular region. The royal Tanjore paintings of Tamil Nadu, the magnificent Mughal paintings, the pattachitra styles of Odisha or the Rajputana legacies; these paintings come in varied hues and styles emphasized only by the strokes and materials used to create them.

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    (Perumal) online at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/perumal/thanjavur-painting-butter-perumal.html

    Jewelry

    Jewelry in India has a deep emotional connect and the styles used in making them speaks volumes about the royal legacies and fashion statements. Tarkashi style inspired from the Greek and patronized by the Kashmiris, Meenakari work inspired by the Mughals, Kundan and Jadau jewelry patronized by the Rajputs, Thewa crafts practiced in Chittor, or the very beautiful Vadaseri style of South India famously known as temple jewelry are all exquisite arts in jewelry making.

    Stone Carvings

    Agra’s marble carvings or the beautifully sculpted granites of South India are examples of spectacular handiwork of Indian sculptors. Right from huge life-like sculptures to small, palm sized idols are available in different stones. Stone carved plates, boxes, lamps… you’d be amazed by the number of things that could be carved out of stone.

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    Right from ancient times, Indians have developed unique art forms and these valuable crafts have been our rich legacy unrivalled in its uniqueness and peerless in its beauty. A handicraft product is not just and art form but a part of the person making it. It is time we embrace this royal history of ours and patronize hand-crafted products much to the delight of our mute yet gracefully expressive artisans.

  • Poompuhar Organizing Crafts Mela In Puducherry to Showcase the Work of Indian Artisans

    The Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, Popularly known as POOMPUHAR, a Government of Tamilnadu undertaking is incharge of the handicrafts sector in the state of Tamilnadu. This Corporation was established during 1973. The main objective of the Corporation is to preserve the ancient crafts of Tamilnadu and uplifting the standard of living of the craftsmen by providing marketing assistance to the craftsmen of the state.

    The Corporation achieves this objective by marketing the products of the craftsmen through its large network of 14 showrooms situated all over Tamilnadu and also at New Delhi, Kolkatta, Bangalore.

    In order to provide additional marketing assistance to the artisans it organize exhibitions all over the country. As a part of this programme, Poompuhar Sales Showroom, 108, Anna Salai, Chennai-600 002 conducts an exhibition in the name of “Crafts Mela” with exquisite handicrafts, handcrafted textiles, jewelleries and handcrafted furniture etc., from all over India at Vel Sokkanathan Thirumana Nilayam, 32, Vallalar Salai, Kamaraj Nagar, Puducherry, from 02.01.2015 to 11.01.2015.

    This exhibition was inaugurated by Thiru.P.PARTHIBAN, IAS., Project Director, Director Rural Development, DRDA, Puducherry.

    Parthiban IAS - Crafts Mela

    In this exhibition, we have specially displayed Bronze Icons, Wood carvings, Brass lamps, Thanjavur Art Plates, Thanjavur paintings, Clay, Terra Cotta, Stone carvings, Papier Mache doll, Rose wood furniture and Teak Wood Pooja Mandapam, Jute products, Leather Articles, Marble dust figures, Gem stone Jewellery, Pearls, Agarbathies and many more Handicrafts & Handcrafted Textiles collected from various states. Morethan 40 Artisans from various states are directly participating and selling their products.

    Poompuhar Crafts mela exhibition

    Poompuhar LampsPoompuhar Ganesha IdolPoompuhar Bronze IdolsPoompuhar Bronze IdolRose wood furniture poompuharLeather ArticlesMarble dust figures poompuharIn this exhibition we have specially displayed 66” Bronze Perumal set, 48" Bronze Nataraja, 60" Brass Annam branch lamp, 8’x4’ Rose wood inlay work dining table, 6’ Rose wood mandapam and Thanjavur paintings.

    8’x4’ Rose wood inlay work dining table poompuharThanjavur paintings from poompuharThis exhibition will be open from 02.01.2015 to 11.01.2015 (including Sundays) from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

    A special discount of 10% is offered on all items in this exhibition. All major credit cards are accepted without any service charges.

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