Tanjore or Thanjavur painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which originated in the town of Thanjavur/ Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, India during the reign of the Marathas and Nayakas in the 16th century. These paintings are characterized by rich vibrant colors, dashes of gold, overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or very rare precious and semi-precious gems. Most of the paintings were of religious deities & saints. Other courtly & secular portraits are also created. It takes skilled artists to do these paintings which take 3 to 4 weeks to be completed. Best choice for general gifting and corporate gifting purposes. These paintings are ideal for puja rooms, office and Home décor.