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Tanjore paintings - Embellish culture and elegance to your home

Imagine a painting by rich, vivid colors of a religious subject, composed in a simple yet defining way, overlaid with glittering gold foils and surrounded by glass beads. Its stature imposing, the painting is a work of art, a testament to a bygone era and continues to live in the hearts and minds of its people.

A classical South Indian style of painting, Thanjavur paintings originated in Thanjavur. In 1600 A.D, under the rule of Vijayanagara Rayas, artisans were encouraged to practice art, dance, music, and literature. They painted beautiful and intricate paintings with temples or deities as their subject. The gold coating within the painting distinguished the paintings from other kinds of art in South India.

Thanjavur (Tanjore) paintings continue to be made and bought in the present day. It celebrates Tamil Nadu’s rich artistic tradition.  It remains popular among art lovers and is an inspiration to artists who want to embody the truly Indian style in their own art.

Shop our exclusive Tanjore paintings on the From India store and add a cultural and elegant touch to your home.

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