Poompuhar, which is the theTamilnadu Government promoted handicrafts store, was setup in 1973. The Poompuhar Art Gallery has bronze statues, stone sculpture, brass lamps, Tanjore paintings , brass plates and exquisite woodcraft . Poompuhar also specialises in ‘Golu dolls’ Golu Dolls These are dolls made of mud and hold special significance in Tamil Nadu as they are worshipped and displayed during the holy period of “Navratras”. As this is a Government owned shop, the prices are just right. Poompuhar is one of the best shops for Handicrafts in Chennai.