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Wood carving and sculpting: The Chettiars incorporated the wealth of wood sculpting and craftsmanship in their homes, best seen in the exquisite and intricate carvings on doorways. Surya pallakai a carving of Goddess Lakshmi placed above the main door is the first welcome to a Chettinad home. Wood artisans also produce delicately carved sculptures, statuettes and artifacts.

Tourism for Livelihoods


Palm leaf / Stone Carving
82. Middle street
Kazhugumalai - 628558
Tuticorin Dist
+91 - 4632-251200
Email: tourism.kazhugu@dhan.org

Kandangi / Athankudi Tiles /Wood Carving
Chettinad Producer Company Limited
112. P.R.N.P street
Pallathur - 630107
Karaikudi, Sivagangai Dist
+91 - 4565-283050
Email: tourism.karai@dhan.org