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                      Tanjore painting  is a classical south indian paninting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur and spread across the adjoining and geographically contiguous Tamil country. The art form draws its immediate resources and inspiration from way back about 1600 AD, a period when the Nayakasof Thanjavur under the suzerainty of the Vijayanagara Rayas encouraged art-chiefly, classical dance and music-as well as literature, both in Telgu and Tamil and painting of chiefly Hindu religious subjects in temples. However, it can safely be surmised that Thanjavur painting, as we know it now, originated in the Maratha court of Thanjavur
                      Tanjore doll is a type of traditional Indian bobblehead or roly-poly toy made of terracottamaterial. Its center of gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom-most central core all the time so as to present a dance-like continuous movement with slow-damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted/disturbed anyway. Round-bottomed toys are unique, but other standing types are available too. Traditionally these toys are handmade and their exteriors are painted to an intrinsic sense of humour. Nowadays, they are also being made in plastic.
                     Thanjavur Art Plate a wall plaque made with a combination of three metals namely Brass for the base( Plate) and Copper and Silver figure embedded on the same. This is the specialty of Tanjore Art and is a prices possession by all art lovers
                 As a contemporary artistic medium, wood is used in traditional and modern styles, and is an excellent medium for new  art Wood is used in forms of sclpture, craft, and decoration including chip carving, wood burning, and marquetry. Wood offers a fascination, beauty, and complexity in the grain, that often shows even when the medium is painted. Wood is used by carpenters to create many useful items such as cabinets, furniture and musical instruments. Artists use wood for sculpture because it is plentiful and inexpensive when compared to other media like stone or bronze. It is in some ways easier to shape than harder substances, but an artist must develop specific skills to carve it properly. Wood does not last as long as other sculpting media because it can be affected by water rot, dry rot, insect invasion and fire.