Happy Clients
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    "Chaya is my one shop solution for gifts, quintessentially Indian but work well with people from different cultures.Most satisfying was my recent order of the tanjore worked frame of dance mudras was done beautifully, on time, packed very nicely & within the budgets we agreed on"
    Mrs.Aruna Anand
    Wife & Manager of Chess Champion Anand

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    "The beautiful 5ft X 4ft Ananthapadmanabha is the pride of our living room in Mumbai. The entire process has been a seamless & happy experience.There is more that we want from you soon."
    Mrs.Girija Jayasankar
    Mumbai

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    "Chayas paintings have an old-world charm & ethnic feel, among the best we have seen. Our paintings arrived in the US in perfect shape. Thank you CHAYA for your professional and outstanding work"
    Shankar & Usha, Texas- USA

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    "Congratulations for bringing a beautiful store to Chennai which displays the rich heritage and artistic handicraft of India. I wish CHAYA all the very best and hope this space will showcase the master pieces of great artists, since Smt Champa Kumar herself is an artist and connoisseur of great repute."
    Gopika Varma-Mohiniyattam Exponent

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    "The reason I buy the work of Chaya is because of the clarity in work and the facial features. The gods look so divine."
    Mrs.Andal Agoram - Chennai.

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    "Like the fact that its handled by two generations...an interesting combination of youth and experience....Very personalized at the same time professional...Plenty of clarity in ....one knows exactly the expenditure involved while placing orders...Quality of work is very good....Very satisfied customer....All the best!"
    Mrs.Padmavathy Gunasekhar - Chennai.

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    "Always been fascinated by CHAYA s work. It captures the timeless appeal of Indian deities. Over the years have collected their work avidly."
    Mrs.Kausalya Neelakantan - Chennai.

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    "The paintings arrived safe in Delhi. The packing was done extremely well. I was very happy to see the paintings that had the signature Chaya style. Every one of our friends and teachers were thrilled to receive them and all of them appreciated the clarity and the beauty of the paintings.Thank you so much for your special attention and effort once again."
    T.S.Ramji & Meena-New Delhi

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    "Excellent tanjore paintings. I bought some recently for a Rotary national event and they were a big hit with every one. great job and thanks for the prompt delivery of the paintings"
    Mrs.Nalini Prabhakar - Chennai.

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About Us

CHAYA Gallery is an initiative of the mother and daughter duo, Mrs. Champa Kumar and Mrs. Sowmya Kumar Arjun. In fact the name of the gallery itself draws inspiration from a combination of their first names.

Champa is deeply rooted into the arts and is a graduate of fine arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai. While she has worked on several art forms,  she has been focussing her work on Tanjore Paintings for the last 20 years and has been interacting with customers from home. Having her own gallery has been a passion for many years and after much encouragement from her family members and many clients, this has finally been a dream come true!
 
Sowmya, also deeply rooted in the fine arts, holds an MBA in marketing from Thunderbird, Arizona -USA. After having lived & worked in both New York and California for a number of years, she moved back to India and has always looked to start something on her own. Her mother has been her main driving force in all her artistic ventures (She is also a Carnatic Classical Vocalist / Bharathnatyam artiste). She has done so finally, with the full support and encouragement from her husband & family.
 
CHAYA is also very proud to present the work of many of their close artist friends, whose work is showcased under "Other Beautiful Creations" on this website.  These artists are mostly women, who are all extremely passionate about their art and have painstakingly brought in some really lovely work to CHAYA.  Please view the link for more. 
 
Please  take a look at the Latest updates & CHAYA Blog tabs. To get our daily product updates and information, please do like our FB page,  www.facebook.com/chayatanjore. We have a like button on the homepage of this site too!
 
 
Some press clippings on Mrs. Champa Kumar & CHAYA
 
Tanjore Art Creation By Champa Kumar, Featured in Femina
 
About Champa Kumar’s work on The Hindu – Retail Plus.
 
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