Tanjore paintings have a very rich heritage. This style of painting has been followed widely by people since the past two centuries. It originated from the capital city of the Chola Dynasty in South India called Tanjavoor (pronounced as Tanjore) and thus got its name. This painting are usually pictures of Hindu gods and Godesses but nowadays they can be pictures of almost every thing, from gods to photos of yourself!
These paintings are famous for their adornments in the form of semi-precious stones, glass pieces, pearls and gold over a simple drawings. This gives it a three-dimensional look.
These paintings last for generations and make excellent gifts for special occasions such as weddings and festivals!