Indian artisans knew the art of metal working since 3000 B.C. The beautiful figurine of the god and goddess indicate the high level of workmanship attained ancient craftsmen.
The other high points reached by the craftsmen in the field of metalworking are bronze sculptures belonging to the Chola rulers.
The metal craftsmen have lost their significance in society when compared to the ancient times through their works speak about the tradition and worship
However in Ariyakudi village of Chettinad area, brass idols of different gods, goddesses and Pavai vilakku in different forms are made by craftsmen and marketed