The The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Artisans Welfare Association was formed by several craftsmen. This Association is instrumental in establishing Srushti The Handicrafts Emporium in Chennai. It is a noteworthy accomplishment.
Srushti is in the main road in Nandanam. In fact,some of the huge statues in brass, bronze and wood can be seen displayed outside the shop as you drive past.
Brass lamps, plates and bowls are very traditional handicraft pieces in Chennai. Take the lamps for instance. They are typically oil lamps that work with oil and a wick. In addition, The simple lamps are made interesting by making it a hanging lamp. As a result, they are aesthetically wonderful. Furthermore, there are lamps that are perched on an elephant head or a peacock. Hence, they look innovative and decorative.
Lamps can be just 3″ to 4″ or 3′ to 6′ in height. Each lamp is shaped differently. In addition, lighting a lamp in individual homes is considered auspicious. On festival days oil lamps are customary.
There are brass candle stands that are also available in this shop.
There is an impressive collection of Tanjore paintings in Srushti. Tanjore paintings are done with gold leaf and semi precious stones. The gold leaf and the stones are pasted on the painting Typically, gods and goddesses are the subject matter of the painting. The Tanjore paintings come in different sizes. Some are 6′ in height. They are certainly worth a buy.
Finally, the inner room has a good collection of bronze figurines. The sculptures of lord Ganesha playing the various musical instruments and female deities with dance postures are some of the rare and interesting pieces. In addition, they also have 6’ and 7’ wood panels that are intricately carved with mythological figures. These wood panels can be used in the verandah & inside homes as well.
Srushti -The Handicrafts Emporium Chennai is one of the best shops for brass and wooden handicrafts in Chennai.