Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tanjore paintings !!

Tanjore paintings are quite popular and are known for their beauty and their richness. A Tanjore painting on the wall of your house will surely give a very rich look to your home. This art is believed to have originated in the Vijayanagar dynasty, but later nurtured by the rich kings of Tanjore. These paintings can be used for enhancing the looks of your home and also as gifts for your near and dear ones. Trust me, people will never forget you and your gift when you gift them a Tanjore painting.

Coming to the materials used in making a Thanjavur paintings, the main item which adds to its richness and beauty is Gold. Yes, we use 24 ct pure gold in our paintings!! Thus the value of a Tanjore painting appreciates alongwith the increase in gold price. Another important part of a Tanjore painting is the "Teak wood frame in Chettinad style". Though we can get it framed with ordinary frames to reduce the cost of the painting, it is this Chettinad style teak wood frame that adds to the beauty of the painting and also gives that antique look. Apart from this we use many other materials like natural gum, chalk powder, cloth, wooden board etc.

Speaking about the making of a Tanjore painting, all I can say is that it is a laborious process and involves a lot of work and dedication from the artist. From the making of the board which involves a lot of physical work to the painting of the eyes which involves lot of imagination, time and an artistic bent of mind, each step is unique and intersting in its own way.

A good Tanjore painting is always judged by looking at the eyes of the God. In Tanjore painting, lot of importance is given to the eyes and a lote of effort goes into making the eyes and face look very natural.

Only painitngs of Gods and Goddesses are made in this style. That is how it is from many many years, when the king of Tanjore got the paintings of Gods and Goddesses done until now. The original Tanjore paintings can be seen in the meuseum of Tanjore. The price of a Tanjore painting depends on the size of the painting.

Here are some of the Tanjore paintings made by me (Shubha). I can make the painting of any God or Goddess. We can negotiate the price over phone or mail. If you wish to own a Tanjore painting, please feel free to call me or mail me or meet me at the following  :

Flat No. CF-5, Bay breeze Duraiswamy apartments,
New No.119, ECR road, Thiruvanmiyur,


No.63, 6th main, Saraswathipuram,
Mysore - 570009

Email :

Phone: 9677240781


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