A district in Tamil Nadu, near Thanjavur, Nagore is well known for toys made out of coconut . They not only look beautiful but make a great souvenir for tourists to take back home.
Palmyra fibers and leaves are braided in various patterns to make everyday items such as baskets, suitcases, mats, boxes, chicks, glass holders, and vases, etc. It's a popular craft in Nagore, Thanjavur and its nearby areas.
This art style flourished in Thanjavur. The sacred of Tanjore paintings were first introduced by the Chola Dynasty, and are till date deeply rooted in tradition. Thanjavur artists used rich, flat and vivid colors, simple compositions, glittering gold foil overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or precious and semi-precious gems. The paintings decorate puja rooms in residences, and lobbies in major hotels andcorporate offices.
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