Established in the year 2000, SRUSHTI, The Handicrafts Emporium, Promotes Bronze Statues, Brass Artefacts, Tanjore Paintings, Semi Precious Stone Handicrafts, Wood Carvings in excellenct quality and finish in compliance with emerging market. we are the business entity of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Artisans Welfare Association by highly experienced and award winning craftsmen.
SRUSHTI was established by Stapathy L.Rathakrishnan Shilp Guru and National Award Winner in Bronze Statue making, with aim to market Handicrafts of various products from various sates & for the upliftment of crafts and craft community. There is a widest range of handicrafts exhibited which includes metal carvings of religious idols, traditional crafts like wood carvings, Statues in original semi precious stones, Tanjore Paintings, jewel boxes etc. Moreover, to sustain the age old tradition of our culture and to promote its heritage, SRUSHTI markets other rarest handicrafts. Anyone who visits Srushti will never go back empty handed as every item is a masterpiece here.
Stapathy L Rathakrishnan is a renowned and famous Bronze statue manufacturer Exporter. He has been involved in Bronze Icons since his young age. As a recognition of his excellence in BRONZE STATUE WORKS many awards conferred on him both by Govt. of India , Tamilnadu Govt . & Boston Museum , USA. A few among them are : National Award for MASTER CRAFT PERSONS & WEAVERS by Dr. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM. SHILP GURU AWARD in 2007 by Govt. of India. “MASTER CRARFTSMAN FOR THE CONTRIBUTION TO INDIA” by BOSTON MUSUEM , USA. KALAIMAMANI AWARD, & LIVING TREASURE CRAFTSMAN AWARD by Tamilnadu Govt. Recently he has successfully imparted training to 30 young craft persons sponsored by Govt. of India
As far as the technology is concerned, the process itself is traditional, inherited and this old age practice is what attracts the customer. No machines can substitute with one’s own hands and imagination. I would say these works which is Unique in the idols we make and speaks of our heritage and religion.
There are many exemplary works by Sri L. Rathakrishnan. Few of them are:
NATARAJA in cosmic dance position Ht 10 Ft,
Temple Horse- 17 ft .
Jumbo brass lamp with 10 tiers 25 feet high – Order supply to Vellore Golden Temple.
Sarabeshwarar- 11.5 feet height. Sri Krishna Idol 9.5 feet height
Mahameru 5 feet,
Sri Saraswathy 4 feet
Sri Lakshmi 1.5 Ft 70 Kg in Pure Gold to “GOLDEN TEMPLE’ Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Temple Bell of 5.5 Ft heigh for Vellore Golden Temple.
Krishna with Bhama Rukamni 7.5-ft for Vishnu Sahasrama Trust, Hyderabad
Dakshinamoorthy height about 4 Ft