Made from fine quality wood, handicrafts of Chennai are known for their neat finish, impressive designs and termite resistance. Wood craft is popular across the entire state and towns like Nagercoil and Suchindram are particularly known for their exquisite articles. The traditional craft is used to make beautifully carved and intricately designed articles that help in adding style and elegance to living spaces. The attractive wooden craft items can also be gifted on special occasions. Woodwork in Chennai mainly involves the use of wood from palm trees along with bamboo shoots, cane, grass and reeds. Besides wooden barks, the artisans also use coconut fibres to make products like baskets, ropes, mats and other items. Some other articles include tables with floral motifs or panels with scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The handicraft stores in Chennai display a wide range of wooden artefacts and daily use items, which make for great souvenirs to carry back home. 

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