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Woodcraft of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India known for its unique Dravidian culture, has also a tradition of woodcraft. This extends from the grand works on wood during the reign of Chola, Chera and Pandiya dynasties to the present day artifacts of amazing perfection.

Madurai is famous for its rosewood carvings. The style is marked by its bold forms, the details being minutely and painstakingly worked out. Tables with the top covered with floral motifs or lovely parrots or panels with epic scenes are the most outstanding examples of this type of craft.

In the video, some exquisite woodcraft items from Tamil Nadu are featured. It is at Surajkund Crafts Fair, an initiative by Haryana Tourism to promote Indian handloom and handicraft that these beautiful artistic endeavors are displayed.