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  • Evolution of Thanjavur Paintings

    Thanjavur paintings are a significant part of from Indian art and culture, named after its place of origin called Thanjavur in South India. It dates back to the 16th century during the Nayak and the Maratha reign.

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    Exceptional characteristics of Thanjavur Paintings

    • Rich and intense colours
    • Iconic Jewellery details
    • Dreamy iconic masterpieces
    • Use of gold foils
    • Dense gesso craft
    • Glass beads inlay
    • Use of rare gems
    • Panel paintings on wood
    • Commonly portray religious texts from books and stories

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    However, with time, the art of Thanjavur painting has also evolved and few of the common practices have also changed. We will discuss the changes that this art has experienced over the years. The ingredients of an authentic painting have transformed in current times as per the availability, price, and artists interests.

    Major Changes noticed during the evolution of this art –

    • The base of the paintings – Presently ply boards are been used commonly instead of the original base from the jackfruit tree
    • Colours – Chemical paints are used frequently as opposed to the natural colours made by the artists in previous times.
    • Paintings nowadays cover all kinds of subjects. Earlier, the themes used to be divine figures, deities etc.
    • Use of rare and precious gems and stones has been replaced by semi-precious gems

    Thanjavur paintings are still in style and inspire many modern-day artists. Tanjore or Thanjavur paintings are popular handicraft item in the markets around the galleries across the globe and make the best souvenirs. This art gives a new look to the house with its radiant work. These paintings have stood the test of times and bounced back to create their place across every households and professional venue.

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  • Tanjore Paintings/Thanjavur Paintings

    India is home to several art forms and paintings. Each type can easily boasts of a large fan base and has their own rich legacy and story to share. Each painting genre has its own set of uniqueness, heritage and lay out. One art form that can easily be labelled as one of the oldest yet famous form of painting, especially in south India is the Tanjore Painting.

    Tanjore paintings can be traced to the town of Thanjavur in present day Tamil Nadu. Over time its popularity and adoption spilled across the adjoining and geographically contiguous Tamil state.

     Let us look at the rich legacy of one of India’s finest painting forms.

    Tanjore paintings can be traced back to early 17th century. This period was dominated by the Nayakas of Thanjavur under the patronage of the Vijayanagara Rayas. They encouraged art—chiefly, classical dance and music—as well as literature, both in Telugu and Tamil. Additionally, they also significantly promoted paintings of chiefly Hindu religious subjects in temples. However, it can safely be surmised that Thanjavur painting, as we know it now, originated in the Maratha court of Thanjavur (1676 - 1855). The Government of India has recognized this as a geographical indication in 2007-08.

    So what makes Tanjore Paintings so distinct and unique?

    Tanjore paintings are characterized by vivid, flat and rich colors. Furthermore, their simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work add wonders to the main content of the painting. One can definitely overlook the inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rarely precious and semi-precious gems!

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    Tanjore paintings clearly reflect the influence of paintings style, particularly of Deccani, Vijayanagar, Maratha and even European or Company styles of painting.

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    This form of paintings is dominated by the depiction of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints. Several instances of Jain, Sikh, Muslim, and even secular subjects have had the honor of being depicted in the heritage-rich Tanjore paintings.

    Words would not do justice to describe the beauty of Tanjore paintings in mere 26 alphabets. Yet, if a fair attempt was to me made, Tanjore paintings undoubtedly can be described as a perfect reflection of the rich and age old culture of southern India. It is an amalgamation of south India’s legacy, presented on canvas by the imagination and ingenuity of its greatest practitioners and patrons.

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  • Beautiful Thanjavur Paintings

    The history of the Thanjavur paintings was first inaugurated in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The Beautiful paintings have a Classical South Indian style that has spread across Tamil Nadu and is known all around the globe. The paintings depict rich heritage, culture and art of the state and comprises mainly of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Tamil Nadu is known for the rich history in art and culture and so are these paintings. The traditional artists were so good at their work that they have made the culture, an art. They used natural colors like mineral dyes that made it more artistic. The paintings are often made on wood and the canvas made of cloth. Apart from that, they are also made on walls, glass, paper, mica, wooden panel and many more.

    Thanjavur Painting

    These paintings have vibrant distinct colors that make them look divine and beautiful. You can rather see many styles in the paintings like Deccan, Vijayanagar and even European. They talk about saints, stories, cultures, deities and many more and hence they are interactive. You feel connected to these painting because of the story they depict and the culture and true essence of History and art is also depicted.

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    They are used in the houses, offices, exhibitions and museums to display the divinity and elegance of art. Sometimes, the paintings also have three dimensional effects. They come in various sizes, may it be to cover an entire wall, or just a small miniature of painting. However, the antiqueness and the picturesque of these paintings are fund nowhere else and the traditional methods of the paintings are really the most influential and classic ones. They are often embellished with the small stones or simple drawings that add to their beauty and make them look more attractive.

    Thanjavur Painting Jula Radhakrishna

    Art speaks more than the spoken words and depicts what words cannot. Framing the best words may not be possible, but art is the best language in itself and Poompuhar Thanjavur paintings have their own uniqueness and words that brings history and culture back to life.

    Thanjavur Painting Aalilai Krishna

    Buy these Poompuhar Thanjuvar paintings for your houses, guest rooms, drawing rooms, offices and exhibitions to restore art and make your place look more decorative and elegant. After all, culture and traditions are not to be forgotten. Rather they bring peace and positivity in the environment. The culture we had, the lord we worship, the dynasties, the miniatures, all are available to add décor to the place.

    Make your place look more artistic and antique with these beautiful paintings and enjoy the true essence of divinity and vibrant colors. They are the best things to purchase for all the art lovers. These paintings have become the souvenirs for festivity in South India. These spectacular paintings are an inspiration that draws back from 1600 AD from Vijayanagar dynasty. They are not just appreciated by Indians, but have also found a place abroad in the galleries and museums. They are also adorned by the pieces of glasses and stones that again make them look irresistible.

  • Home Decor Craft Ideas by Poompuhar

    Looking for the perfect décor craft to make sure that your wall or the corner next to your sofa feels beautified? The items that are kept in a house make it a home. The difference between a house and a home is not only of spellings, in fact the difference is much larger. A home is your nest, a gather of every particle, big or small that has been carefully and intentionally included to make it a much loved abode. Poompuhar takes great pride in providing a large number of options that are ideal for home décor.

    : Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) and spread across the adjoining and geographically contiguous Tamil country. They are ideal to be used for wall decoration or even a trendy gift item. From paintings that capture the local citizens to paintings that glorifies deities. Available exclusively on our website, with prices ranging from Rs. 2,200 to Rs. 12,000.

    Thanjavur Painting

    Brass Hanging Lamps: With 5 beautiful varieties of hanging lamps, made with the best in class quality of brass, these options are a must have. Ideal for decorating your wall, which often is a victim of simplicity and plainness, these hanging walls are set to revive the look of your rooms. Your lamp lit room is bound to create a calming effect on everyone around. Ranging from a plain hanging lamp costing Rs 300 to a beautifully and detailed crafting of the Goddess Gajalakshmi at Rs 12,500.

    Annam Hanging Lamp

    Wooden Flower Vase: A well carved, wooden flower vase available at Poompuhar’s website is one home décor item that is a must-have! Flowers add beauty, color and fragrance to your abode and the wooden flower vase is its best companion. Available at Rs 800, this is all for grabs!

    Wooden Flower vase

    Coconut Shell:At Poompuhar we believe in using native, organic and natural elements to come up with the best examples of home décor craft products. Keeping this in mind we have used the humble coconut shell as our very adorable decorative item. Standing at 13x7x2 inches tall Coconut Shell Deer Night Lamp and Coconut Shell Giraffe Night Lamp are a must have to lighten up your evenings. Available at Rs. 1,440 each, exclusively available on our website.

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  • Different Styles of Paintings in India: A Rich Legacy

    India is a vast country with numerous cultures and traditions. Indian paintings depict the various cultures and traditions right from the early civilization till today. Although, with time, the different styles of painting have also undergone changes, becoming more or less a blend of different cultures.

    ‘Murals’ and ‘Miniatures’ are the two main classes into which Indian paintings can be categorized. ‘Mural’ is referred to the huge works of art done mainly on walls, which started in the ancient and early medieval times. These are those done in the Ajanta Caves, Ravan Chhaya rock Shelter, Armamalai Cave in Tamil Nadu and Kailashnath Temple in Ellora Temple. These paintings are mainly based on religious themes of the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions. ‘Miniature’ paintings are small sized paintings, done for books and albums etc. The first miniature painting was perhaps done on palm-leaf. The early paintings were the miniatures of the murals and also had a religious theme.

    Gradually, many types of paintings evolved. These include Eastern, Western, Mughal, Malwa, Deccan and Jaunpur, Mysore, Tanjore, Rajput, Kangra, Madhubani, Pattachitra, Bengal, Contextual, Vernacular and Modern paintings. There are marked differences in the style of each type of paintings. Let us have a look at some of the major types of paintings, the special techniques involved in executing them and also how they are different from each other:

    The Mysore painting is a South Indian classical form of painting which emerged in the city of Mysore in Karnataka. It comprises mostly of the paintings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and vistas of the Hindu legends. These paintings are outcome of various stages; firstly, the sketch is drawn on a paper pasted on a wooden base. Then, ‘gesso paste’, which is a mixture of zinc oxide and Arabic gum, is taken on a thin brush and applied on the parts of the painting which need to be given a raised effect of carving to highlight details. After it dries up, thin gold foil is pasted over it and rubbed with a smooth stone so as to enhance the richness in the relief work. The rest of the sketch is painted with soft colors. Initially, the colors used came from leaves, flowers and minerals. But nowadays, poster colors and water colors are used for the purpose.

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    Tanjore Painting is yet another South Indian style of painting, which originated in Tanjore, in Tamil Nadu in the 9th century. The main theme of these paintings is God and Goddesses and Hindu mythological scenes. The sketch is drawn on a cloth pasted over a wooden base. This base is then made smoother by applying a mixture of zinc oxide and adhesive on it. To give the image a beautiful and attractive look, semi- precious stones, pearls, glass pieces, laces and threads are used to embellishthe jewelry and the apparels. Then, gold foils are pasted over it and bright colored dyes are used for coloring the figures.

    Thanjavur-Painting-KrishnanMadhubani Painting originated in the Mithila region of Bihar. The themes of the paintings include vistas of the royal court, occasions such as weddings, Hindu Gods and traditions etc. In this unique style of painting, colors are obtained naturally from leaves, herbs and flowers. Other techniques were also adopted to obtain different colors from natural products, for example black color was createdby adding soot to cow dung, yellow color was obtained by mixing turmeric with milk of banyan tree, and so on. A distinguishing feature of theMadhubani paintings is that no space is left empty; rather, it is filled with paintings of flowers, birds, animals or even geometric designs. The brush used for these paintings were made by wrapping cotton cloth around a bamboo stick. Double lines are drawn for outlines and the gaps are filled by cross or smallstraight lines.

    Madhubani_Painting_'Krishna_and_Radha'The Mughal Paintings emerged in the Mughal period i.e. the 16th to 19th century and were done in miniatures. Mughal paintings were the outcome of the combination of Persian, Islamic and the Indian styles. These paintings were mostly depiction of scenes of battles, hunting and court. Legendary stories andwildlifealso form some of the popular themes.

    Mughal PaintingsThe famous Mughal paintings include series of Hamzanama, which were painted on cloth in Persian Safavi style. The artists used golden color abundantly as a symbol of prosperity. Bright colors such as red, blue, and green were used, evocative of Persia as they were done mainly by the Persian artists. Later, Indian artists were employed and so Indian tones can be seen in the later works.

    The Bengal style of art emerged in the British period in the 20th century. It was the outcome of nationalist movement against the academic art styles. The Bengal art was influenced by the Mughal art and exhibited the discrete religious qualities of India and symbols of national aspiration. They drew inspiration from non western art tradition and tried to capture the religiousspirit of the East. Later on,that is, post-Independence, the Bengal style of art became modern.

    Paintings are a wonderful medium of expression of ideas, feelings, cultures and traditions. The beauty and uniqueness ofIndian Paintings lies in its diversity, as each style of painting is a reflection of the legends, mythologies, cultures, tradition and history of the place(s) it originated from. A comparative observation of these styles can be a great source of knowledge of history!

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    Looking for hassle free shopping? Not a travel person but love shopping? Have a look for varieties?  Love privacy? Are you a busy bee? Are you alover of antique items? Then our online shopping portal ishere for you!! Poompuhar offers you online shopping; with a few steps you can make your shopping experience easier, happier and hassle free. Shopping online is shopping with freedom.

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    Create an account, choose your products of purchase, place an order and Pay! Payment could be done either by using our secure ‘Bill Desk-Payment Gateway or by transferring money to Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited’s Canara Bank Account online. That’s it and your shopping is done!You can also log in with your Facebook, G+ or twitter accounts.

    There is sea of choices well organized for you such that you can have a better shopping experience. Our products range from unique ones like Bronze icons, big wooden carvings, and Brass products to all-time favorite Stone and Thanjavur Paintings. Each product can be zoomed in to have a closer look at to give detailed visual view,and the full description including size, weight and stock details of the product is available and you can always feel free to inquire further details with our inquiry e-form, a unique facility open for online customers.

    Search with names or select from available products and, in case you can’t find your preferable item,you can fill up the inquiry form where you can place your orders or item inquiry including information about finish, craft and weight.

    Poompuhar offers multiple delivery address option which lets you surprise your partner/friends/family with gifts that represent the beauty of India. And the productscan alsobe returnedwith fullrefund claim!

    For shipment services, Poompuhar has a reliable courier service/regular transport options for domestic sales and reliable shipping agency for export sales.

    Customized and sweat free shopping which gives you a variety of attractive choices from the comfort of your home, is what makes the online shopping with us an all-time favorite and the preferred mode of shopping by our customers.

  • THANJAVUR PAINTINGS FROM POOMPUHAR: A TRIBUTE TO ART

    The exquisite work of the painters depicting the rich cultural heritage of Tamilnadu can be seen through the Thanjavur paintings in Poompuhar. These stunning pieces of art portray various human emotions such as love, joy, compassion, serenity, clout, coyness, aggressiveness etc. Each art form symbolizes the human emotions, and each expression narrates the story behind it. The appreciation and deep perception of the artists can be seen in their fine creations. The wonderful paintings made with perfection by the craftsmen speak volumes about our culture.

    The Thanjavur paintings include paintings of Perumal, Krishna, Lakshmi, Ganesh, Ramar and others. There are seventeen spectacular paintings to choose from and these have been priced according to the expertise and level of detail that goes into it. These are under the following headings:

    Thanjavur painting of Perumal (starting Rs 2,200)

    Tanjore Paintings

    Shop this  Thanjavur painting of Perumal at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/perumal/thanjavur-painting-butter-perumal.html

    Thanjavur painting of Krishna (starting Rs 2,200)

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    Thanjavur painting of Ranganathan (starting Rs 4,800)

    Thanjavur Painting Ranganathar

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/perumal/thanjavur-painting-ranganathar.html

    Thanjavur painting of Aalilai Krishna (starting Rs 6,400)

    Thanjavur Painting Aalilai Krishna

    Shop this  at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-aalilai-krishna.html

    Thanjavur painting of Cow Krishna (starting Rs 6,400)

    Thanjavur Painting Cow Krishna

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-cow-krishna.html

    Thanjavur painting of Lady with Fruit Plate (starting Rs 6,400)

    Thanjavur Painting Lady with Fruit Plate

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/other/thanjavur-painting-lady-with-fruit-plate.html

    Thanjavur painting of Balaji Padmavathi (starting Rs 11,200)

    Thanjavur painting of Balaji Padmavathi

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/perumal/thanjavur-painting-balaji-padmavathi.html

    Thanjavur painting of Vitoba Krishna (starting Rs 11,200)

    Thanjavur painting of Vitoba Krishna

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-vitoba-krishna.html

    Thanjavur painting of Sea Girl (starting Rs 12,000)

    Thanjavur painting of Sea Girl

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/other/thanjavur-painting-sea-girl.html

    Thanjavur painting of Yasodha Krishna (starting Rs 14,400)

    Thanjavur Painting Yasodha Krishna

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-yasodha-krishna.html

    Thanjavur painting of Om Balaji (starting Rs 14,400)

    Thanjavur Painting Om Balaj

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-om-balaj.html

    Thanjavur painting of Saibaba (starting Rs 16,000)

    Thanjavur Painting saibaba

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/other/thanjavur-painting-saibaba.html

    Thanjavur painting of Kalpaga Ganesh (starting Rs 16,000)

    Thanjavur Painting Karpaga Ganesh

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/ganesh/thanjavur-painting-karpaga-ganesh.html

    Thanjavur painting of Bharathanathiyam subject (starting Rs 19,200)

    Thanjavur Painting Bharathanathiyam Subject

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/other/thanjavur-painting-bharathanathiyam-subject.html

    Thanjavur painting of Ramar Pattabishakam (starting Rs 28,800)

    Thanjavur Painting Ramar Pattabishakam

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/ramar/thanjavur-painting-ramar-pattabishakam.html

    Thanjavur painting of Jula Radhakrishna (starting Rs 36,800)

    Thanjavur Painting Jula Radhakrishna

    Shop this at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/krishna/thanjavur-painting-jula-radhakrishna.html

    Thanjavur painting of T P Mahabaratham (starting Rs 3,60,000)

    Thanjavur Painting Mahabaratham

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    With the aim to exhibit and showcase these beautiful works of art and culture all over the world, the Tamilnadu Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd, which is a government of Tamilnadu undertaking, has supported its artists in various ways. It has provided appropriate training programs for upgrading the skills of these artisans while also creating marketing channels for them. With this, the govt. aims to provide socio-economic security to the craftsmen. Various awards, too, are conferred to them, to inculcate and encourage them for better innovations and competency-building in craftsmanship. The creativity of these highly talented artists is available in the form of handicraft items for online shopping.

    Exhibitions are organized not only all over the country, but the whole world to display the fine work of the artists. The plan to launch Urban Haat at Mamallapuram near Chennai and Urban Haat at Kanyakumari and along with a marketing hub will make it easier for the tourists to be able to see the wonderful works.

    These captivating and fantastic paintings are worth beholding for their detailed embellishments and are a classic way to adorn walls. They would speak about the ingenious taste of the consumer.

  • What We Sell at Poompuhar

    When people think of Poompuhar, what immediately comes to their mind are the beautifully made Indian handicrafts that are loved by both Indians and foreigners alike. By Indians, because these handicrafts are small pieces of India’s rich cultural and religious heritage; and by foreigners because they are so intrigued by the intricacy and richness of these artistic products. Poompuhar is one of the few organizations that work with a genuine, bifocal aim - to promote the Indian culture and the work of artisans.

    With this aim in mind, we train and nurture our artisans to produce a variety of creative products to suit the tastes of different kinds of audience.Our products are manufactured in production centers owned by the Tamil Nadu Development Corporation. Here’s a look at what we sell:

    • Bronze items

    Our bronze items come in two finishes, i.e. antique and polish. Both are mostly statues of different gods and goddesses which make for high quality attractive gifting items.

    Bronze items

    Shop for this Kalingakrishna Antique Finish online at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/bronze/antique-finish/kalingakrishna-antique-finish.html

    • Wood Carvings

    Our exquisite range of woodcarvings are good to add that ethnic feel to your living room. From wooden panels to brackets and statues, these wooden items come in very innovative and intricate designs mostly with gods and goddesses as themes.

    Wood Carvings

    Shop for this Woodcarving Panel 3  at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/wood-carvings/woodcarving-panels/woodcarving-panel3.html

    • Thanjavur paintings

    This ancient art from south India, which originated in Thanjavur is one of the best gifting ideas, as well as for decorating your own house. Most of these paintings have a central god or goddess as a figure which is embellished with gems, glittering gold foils etc.

    Thanjavur paintings

    Shop for this Thanjavur Painting Karpaga Ganesh at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/thanjavur-paintings/ganesh/thanjavur-painting-karpaga-ganesh.html

    • Brass items

    Our extensive variety makes brass lamps as one of our most loved products. Besides lamps such asdeepam, hanging lamps and agal, other products such as cows, nataraja, peacock, ganesha, etc exude class in brass.

    Brass Cow

    Shop for this Cow With Calf Antique Finish at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/brass/brass-cow/cow-with-calf-antique-finish.html

    • Stone work and Woodwork

    Stone work is usually done in granite, soap or red stone with embellishments in white colour. Wooden handicraft items include lions, horses, elephants, Ashoka pillar and Buddha.

    elephants

    Shop for this Granite Stone Elephant at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/stone/granite-stone/granite-stone-elephant.html

    Woodwork

    Shop for this Wooden Ashoka pillar online at http://tnpoompuhar.org/tamil-nadu/wood/ashoka-pillar/wooden-ashoka-pillar.html

    • Pithwork

    Made from glass and stuck to a wooden base,this handicraft product usually has monuments and chariots as designs.Our pithwork products are miniatures showcasing popular facets of the Indian culture. These include the TajMahal, Kerala boats, Perumal temple, Thanjavur Temple and many others.

    Pithwork

  • 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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