Product Code: TP03
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Auspicious Ganesha in glittering Gold.
Thanjavur Oviyam is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
Tanjore paintings are characterised by rich, flat and vivid colors, 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.
Essentially serving as devotional icons, the subjects of most paintings are Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints. Episodes from Hindu Puranas, Sthala-puranas and other religious texts were visualised, sketched or traced and painted with the main figure or figures placed in the central section of the picture (mostly within an architecturally delineated space such as a mantapa or prabhavali) surrounded by several subsidiary figures, themes and subjects. There are also many instances when Jain, Sikh, Muslim, other religious and even secular subjects were depicted in Tanjore paintings.
Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done on wooden planks, and hence referred to as palagai padam. In modern times, these paintings are used in Pooja rooms, as souvenirs for festive occasions in South India, pieces to decorate walls, and collectors' items for art lovers.
Tanjore paintings are panel paintings done on wooden planks, and framed in a 2 inch wide frame. There is no glass on the frame, and is hence safe for delivery. Please allow for 2 weeks to make the painting, if it is not in stock. We shall intimate you the expected date of delivery by courier.
Please wipe clean the Tanjore painting using a dry cloth.