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What is the unique feature of Tanjore paintings?

This question was posted on Quora (link here). This article is a reproduction of the answer given by our founder.

  1. The unique feature of Tanjore Painting is its 3-D property. Let us explain it further. Tanjore Painting is the only painting to have EMBOSS on it. That is, the painting has areas that are ELEVATED from the surface.
  2. The other feature is the Real Gold Foil used to stick on the EMBOSSED areas - 22 carat gold foil is used. It is made of real gold and it never fades.

Nowadays, to reduce the overall cost, some galleries have started using synthetic foils (read fake gold foils). Sometimes the customers are aware of it and sometimes they dont - they get cheated. Care has to be taken while evaluating the authenticity of the gold foil. One should look for shops/ artists providing ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ for the gold foils. We at Chola Impressions issue Authenticity Certificate for each painting we make

Check the images of embossed paintings made by our Artists


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