The Indian craft; Tanjore painting

Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur.
To learn more about this tanjor painting we went to the city of origin where experienced painters showed us step by step how a painting is created. The subjects of most paintings are Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints.
Tanjor paintings are characterised by rich, flat and vivid colours, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rarely precious and semi-precious gems. Materials used their among others were arabic gum and chalk powder. In a work of art from 15 to 25 centimeters took about 3 days work.
The decorative skills of these craftsmen can be of very good use to decorate the sugarcane products in an innovative way.

 

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