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Athangudi is a tiny village near Karaikudi in Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu Province of South India. Yet this place is known to the world today as "The Place" for Athangudi tiles used in Palatial houses of Chettinad..also called "Pookkal", these are hand designed are done...More
Enterprising people of Chettinad have created amazing village industries like this Athangudi Hand made tiles with red sand available in various designs! Athangudi Palace as can be seen with the local tiles is a typical Chettinad Palace, picturised in many Tamil Movies. One shd try...More
going to factories where cement tiles are being handmade is fascinating. I had no clues about the techniques. Loved it. You should give the head of workshop a 100 rps gratuity for showing you the process.
I usually don't like "factory tours", but this one is an exception. It's a small workshop, where very talented craftsmen make tiles right in front of you. They created traditional tiles, with regular patterns of local colors and free-form designs. They even let me try...More
Here we can find same kind of Chettinad style palace and one more special thing is athangudi tiles it is well known for tiles manufacturing . tiles are made in Chettinad style and they are hand made...
While staying at Chidambara Vilas, we decided to tour the surrounding area. Thus we visited Athangudi Tiles factory. I have seen many videos of these tiles and their history. So visiting the place was very exciting. They have a resident guide to explain the process....More
It was great to witness the process of hand painted tile making at Ganapathy Tiles. They are beautiful, cheap (at Rs.20/- per tile when ordered in bulk) and artistic. Pay the artisans a small tip for their demo and dont forget to take a tile...More
On 13th dec , 2013 we went to Athangudi village , 15km from Karaikudi to witness the manufacturing process of hand made , sun baked floral Athangudi tiles . When we entered the factory , just two artisans were making those now world famous tiles...More