Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Chettinad Woodwork

My favorite element of the Chettinad house was its elaborately carved woodwork. Made from Burmese teak, the door, entryway, mantles, and columns exuded richness. Particularly beautiful was the decoration near the top of the door frame. Upon closer inspection, one can see horses and riders, elephants, and various figures.

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