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Snapdeal to sell rural artisans produced from Tamil Nadu under exclusive brand

By Adam Devey Smith | Vjmedia Works | March 25, 2015

The Poompuhar-Snapdeal store set to be launched in March 2015

Snapdeal.com, India's leading online marketplace, has signed an MOU with Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, a Government of Tamil Nadu Enterprise, for online promotion and selling of traditional handicrafts from Tamil Nadu. Snapdeal will create an exclusive store in its website to sell Handicrafts from Tamil Nadu under an exclusive brand.

Ranging from unique brass products or stone & wood carvings or sandalwood products, these varied crafts add elegance and splendour to consumers' taste & lifestyle all over the world will be sold through Snapdeal.com.

Snapdeal will create a dedicated store exclusively selling Handicrafts from Tamil Nadu under the brand name of 'Poompuhar'.

Through this exclusive store, Snapdeal will equip the artisans with online cataloguing and help them refine their product offerings through its data analytics tools. The Poompuhar-Snapdeal store set to be launched in March 2015, will let customers shop for a wide range of signature products like brass products, stone & wood carvings, sandalwood products etc.

Commenting on the development, Santhosh Babu, Chairman & MD, Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd, said that Tamil Nadu has a rich culture of handicrafts that are popular throughout the country. Today it has become a world-known destination for visitors in search of some of the finest handicrafts in India, such as Celestial figures in Bronze, Brass lamps, Rosewood Carvings, Sandalwood Carvings and more.
Poompuhar is happy to partner with Snapdeal.com to offer our artisans an opportunity to showcase their work to a larger customer base and promote exquisite handcrafted art forms of Tamil Nadu.

He added, tapping onto the strengths of rural artisans, Snapdeal in association with Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development provides an online platform to popularize and retail their craft and help them sustain their livelihood.
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