|Various stages are involved in making the Tanjore painting. The base of the painting consists of a cloth pasted over a wooden frame. Water soluble adhesive is applied over the base, mild abrasive is used to make it smoother and the drawing is made. Later, the drawing is decorated with semi precious stones, jewellery, and apparels. After completing, gold foil is pasted over the painting. To add colour to the figure of the painting dyes are finally used. To highlight the beauty of the painting, frame is added.