Ethnic Tanjore Arts Updated

Ethnic Tanjore Arts

Sister con sen of R. Ramanujaiah & son. We are established 1901. We have a great Passion on tanjore paintings which made us travel past 5 generations. We are one of the Largest Tanjore arts gallery in Chennai (Tamil Nadu). We have a very wide range of tanjore paintings on Display. We are dealers of Tanjore art materials also.

One Stop Shop For All Tanjore Paintings,Materials & Corporate Gifts. We bring you an exclusive selection of traditional Tanjore Paintings made using 22 carat gold foils and teak wood frames. Materials used in the painting include Plywood, Cloth, paints, semi-precious stones, arabic gum, chalk powder and teakwood for the frames. Gold foils are obtained from goldsmiths directly in the form of leaflets. The Paintings are 100% handmade and natural also known as Thanjavur Paintings. Tanjore paintings are made by skilled artisans and it involves dedication and creativity. Paintings are adorned with rich semi precious stones, glass pieces and gold that add colour to the surrounding. To add 3d effect painters use limestone on binging. Themes of most of the paintings are Hindu god and goddesses and saints.

History of Tanjore paintings:

Tanjore paintings are also popularly known as Thanjavur art named after a place in South India. These Tanjore paintings evolved during the 16th century when the Chola emperors ruled southern india. Like we all know, Chola emperors were great lovers of art and built beautiful temples. Even though these paintings have been popular from the 16th century, only a few handful paintings are available from that period.

ETHNIC TANJORE ARTS: We bring you an exclusive selection of traditional Tanjore Paintings made using 22 carat gold foils and teak wood frames. Materials used in the painting include Plywood, Cloth, paints, semi-precious stones, arabic gum, chalk powder and teakwood for the frames. Gold foils are obtained from goldsmiths directly in the form of leaflets. The Paintings are 100% handmade and natural also known as Thanjavur Paintings. Tanjore paintings are made by skilled artisans and it involves dedication and creativity. Paintings are adorned with rich semi precious stones, glass pieces and gold that add colour to the surrounding. To add 3d effect painters use limestone on binging. Themes of most of the paintings are Hindu god and goddesses and saints.

Common sizes:

are 6x8, 8x10, 10x12, 12x15, 16x20, 18x24, 20x16, 24x18, 30x24, 36x24, 48x36 (all in inches) up to 6 feet. Frames are customizable. Tanjore Painting Step by Step Instructions:

  • BOARD PREPARATION

    Tanjore Paintings are made on canvasses which is a plank of wood (originally wood of the Jackfruit tree was used, now it's plywood) with a layer of cloth pasted on it using Arabic gum. The cloth is then evenly coated with a paste of limestone (chalk) and a binding medium and let to dry.

    When the canvas is ready, the artist then draws a detailed sketch of the theme of the painting. A paste, made of limestone (chalk) and a binding medium, is used to create 3D effect in embellishing and ornamenting the theme of the painting using a brush.

  • TRACING WORK
  • STONE FIXING
  • BASE MUKK WORK
  • BRUSH DESIGN WORK
  • FIXING OF GOLD FOIL

    Real Tanjore gems of varied hues are fixed in selected areas like pillars, arches, curtains, thrones, dresses, jewellery etc.

    22ct gold leaves are used to cover the embossed areas and then the colors are applied on the canvas. Shading and other intricate coloring work is carried out in this stage.Additional gems are fixed in the later stages if required

  • BODY COLOURING
  • LINING WORK
  • WASHING WORK
  • CURTAINS AND GARLAND (MALA) WORK
  • FINAL LINING WORK
  • FACE AND FINAL WORK