Tamil Nadu Crafts:
Tamil Nadu crafts are very creative and attractive. Here the people bent their minds with great creativity to create the crafts. The crafts are made with dexterity and add value. Here the main crafts are stone craft, pottery, papier, metalware, wood craft and some other. Tamil Nadu artists prepare their crafts using their local sources.
Creating some crafts with waste paper are mind blowing. First they collect the waste paper and prepare the paper pulp. Later mix it with local clay and made it very soft substance. With the soft substance the artists made dolls, Gods, Goddesses and some other articles. Then the articles dipped into a paper pulp solution and finally painted with water colour.
Pottery is another traditional craft of Tamil people. Especially painting yellow colour on black pottery is main craft in Tamil Nadu. In Arcot district people made small deities and toys with clay. This is the main occupation of many people in Arcot district. In the same district people prepare stylish crafts with clay, they are water jugs, dinner sets, flower vases, paper waits and decorative animals. People in every district make artificial designs, which brings a lot of richness to the places where they decorated them. Tirunelveli district crafts are used with high technique and the objects are very attractive. The objects made with red, black and grey clay and add shining effect with various colours at the finish.
Wood craft is very famous in Tamil Nadu. Especially some places are famed due to these wood crafts. Nagercoil, Suchindram towns are very famous for wood carving and the tradition of carving has been transforming from generation to generation. Madhurai is very famous for Rosewood carvings. Mahabharata and Ramayana stories also carved on the wood frames to decorate in the houses.
Embroidery is another craft work of women in Nilgiri region, Tamil Nadu. The embroidery is called PUqar, which means flowers. The cloths are embroidery with floral motifs, human, bird and animal figures. These cloths are very famous and passionate the people with their designs.
Tanjore paintings are very famous, these are prepared in Tamil Nadu only. The Tanjore paintings contains only God and Goddesses and decorate them in Temples only.
The Bhawani durries also another famous crafts of Tamil Nadu and these durries woven in cotton and silk. The cloths contain only traditional designs.
Kanchipuram Saris are another famous crafts in Tamil Nadu. Weaving of these sAris are very ancient tradition and some families in Tamil Nadu are still following weaving these saris as their tradition. They believe that these Saris have descended from sage Markandeya. The Saris seems contemporary look and the weavers are bringing variety of colours. These sarees are speciall attraction on wedding occasions and on festival celebrations.
Tamil Nadu Crafts Mats:
Mats in Tamil Nadu are very famous not only in India in foreign countries also. They made with Korai grass, silk and cotton weft. These crafts are famous in Tirunelveli district. The Mats are the combination of red, gree and black colours. The mats have large demand in National and international market.