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Tamil Nadu Bronze Work

Tamil Nadu is renowned for the beautiful bronze idols housed in its magnificent temples. This state has a long tradition of making idols and artifacts from bronze. The craftsmen here create statues of various Hindu gods and deities. Notable among these are the idols depicting Lord Ganesh in various poses. Artists have to adhere to strict rules while crafting the idols of gods. Some artists however go into a bit of experimentation by including new concepts and themes.

Bronze work also involves the folk art. Figures of animals and local deities are made by many folk artists. These artists seek inspiration from the popular terracotta craft for creating the artifacts. Bronze articles serve as decorative items used for adorning the houses, offices and public establishments.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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