• Door Santhanam 1 Doors...
    Doors are not just entrance to homes, they are symbolic of whole lot of things besides.


  • Door Santhanam 2 Doors...
    The ethnic background, tells about the people who live inside.


  • Door Santhanam 3 Doors...
    Carved doors, thulasi madam, Manjal, Kumkum pillars, niches for lamps... stamps of our tradition.


  • Door Santhanam 4 Doors...
    They are pointer to the history of the region.


  • Door Santhanam 5 Doors...
    You take a trip down memory lane to recall the forgotten memories.


  • Door Santhanam 6 Doors...
    They are the symbols of the time they are build in.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    The multiple layer of inner and outside spaces, creates a space of views to explore more interiors.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    The door and the house indside are gloriously lit by the morning and evening sunlight.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    They are the visual record of the changes wrought by globalisation on local industry, aesthetics and lifestyle.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    Kerosene lamps, vessels, switches, hand pumps... tells us the lifestyle of our forefathers.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    They are to represent, through the visual media, to keep alive our tradition and our heritage.


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    Doors play a vital role in our life. To see the world we need to open our small doors (eyelids).


  • Door Santhanam 7 Doors...
    Explore and re-establish the lost tradition and heritage of India, which is very well reflected in santhanam doors


About me

As a young under graduate, studying at kumbakonam, I would pass the agraharam every day on my way to college. Most of them were old houses & each had aunique door.

The vilakku madams stained with oil, tumeric and kumkum markings on the doors, the thinnai and a glimpse of each household behind the doors, fascinated..

 


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