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  • 'Crafts of Tamil Nadu' Exhibition, New Delhi

    Crafts of Tamil Nadu”-The Poompuhar Exhibition of Art and Craft was inaugurated by Shri. Samir Kumar Biswas I.A.S., Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), New Delhi, in the presence of Dr. Santhosh Babu I.A.S.,  Chairman & Managing Director of Poompuhar, Chennai on October 17th, 2014  at Shilpi Haat, Connaught Place, New Delhi. This exhibition is in every manner a depiction of the age-old culture, tradition and artistry of Tamil Nadu. It makes South meet North for benefits that are mutual and give India the holistic view it actually encompasses. It also acts as a focal point that enables the North Indians to appreciate and better understand the values and beliefs of their Southern counterparts.

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    Chief Guest, Shri Samir Kumar Biswas cuts the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony.

    Poompuhar, the well acknowledged brand name of The Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation (THDC) has been serving the native arts and craftsmen of the Tamil Nadu since its inception in July 1973. It has held various exhibitions at various times to attract herds of people to indigenous and extraordinary handmade pieces.

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    Chief Guest, Shri Samir Kumar Biswas and THDC Chairman and MD, Dr. Santhosh Babu look on as the artisan displays his prowess.

    The THDC artisans are present at the fair and are demonstrating their skills live which has added to the fervour of the 2014 exhibition. Meeting these skilled individuals in person and seeing them carve inimitable pieces of art out of ordinary materials is indeed a delighting experience.  The Crafts of Tamil Nadu extends from the 17th of October to 31st of October 2014. The items on display range from the beautifully moulded Bronze Icons and Brass Lamps to the elusive Thanjavur Artplates, Thanjavur Paintings and Madubani Paintings, and some beautiful Wood Carvings and other Home Decorative Items. Poompuhar serves to bring acknowledgement to the effort that goes into creating masterpieces and we thus celebrate the efforts of our artisans giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and mastery, so that the world would recognise the faces that laboured day and night to decorate the lives of thousands of unknown faces.

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    An artisan demonstrating his work of art- LIVE! at Shilpi Haat, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

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