HI ALL i have been seeing a lot of queries on tanjore painting, the proceedure for making the board, muck, etc so i thought i should share the proceedure with all of you - hope you find it useful! BOARD PREPARATION: Materials : Whitening powder/ putty chalk powder, White long cloth – ½ mtr, dilute fevicol, 3mm marineply plywood in the size necessary – 18”x14”, Gum Arabic solution, Yellow oxide powder, Glass paper weight/ fine sand paper. Method : 1. Soak the cloth in plain water for 30 mins, rinse out the starch amd squeeze out the water. 2. Now, dip the cloth in dilute fevicol, so that the cloth is fully coated with fevicol. 3. Now squeeze out the excess fevicol and jerk the cloth to remove the creases on the cloth. 4. Place the cloth on one side of the plywood board and stretch the cloth and cover the board like covering a book, fold over the edges of the cloth on the back of the board and make sure that the cloth has at least 2” to fold over on each side. 5. If needed, apply a little dilute fevicol on the folded part to make sure that the cloth doesn’t peel off.