Chennai, July 2 (HS)
Thammampatti wood carving, a signature work of artisans in Salem region, is set to become Tamil Nadu's 36th geographical indication (GI) product. Thammampatti is a village in Gangavalli Taluk of Salem district in Tamil Nadu. The village is situated between Pachaimalai and Kolli Hills.
The GI registry's recognition for the unique wood-carved idols of Hindu gods, mythological events and stories, door designs, door panels and temple doors comes on a joint application by Silpa Gramam Thammampatti Wood Carver's Artisans Welfare Association and Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (Poompuhar).
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