A number of followers of Arunachala Grace have requested contact information of the Cane Furniture Shop in Tiruvannamalai. As I am a big fan of this shop and myself have lots of their furniture at my house, have compiled the following narrative with photographs of Sri Arunachala Cane Shop.
The opening hours of Sri Arunachala Cane Furniture are 8.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. 7 days a week. Closed on certain holidays like: Deepavali, Deepam, Pongal etc.
C.M. Arumugam, Cane Master
Sri Arunachala Cane Furniture
No. 84/15 Chengam Road NH66
Near Yama Lingam
Near Yama Lingam
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606601
Phone: +919443033046, +919003414994
The photograph below is of Arumugam, Owner and Proprietor of Sri Arunachala Cane Furniture shop. He is currently in his mid 40’s, and has been working with cane since his very early teens.
He learnt his skills in his native village of Walajapet, where he trained under Cane Masters (hailing from Chennai). Once sufficiently skilled Arumugam shifted to Tiruvannamalai and worked creating Cane Furniture under the auspices of a Master at Shantimalai Trust at their facility which at that time was located at Athiyandal Village, Tiruvannamalai.
After a number of years and with the financial sponsorship and support of Shantimalai Trust, Arumugam opened his own Cane shop. His first shop was located in Ramana Nagar opposite the old Post Office. When that area started to be developed, Sri Arunachala Cane shifted to a site near Seshadri Ashram also in Ramana Nagar. Recently Sri Arunachala Cane Furniture moved to its present (and third) location near the Yama Lingam off Chengam Road.
Currently Sri Arunachala Cane Furniture has 6 apprentices and 6 experienced cane workers and 2 carpenters who incorporate cane work in traditional almirahs and dressers.
Below are photographs of different types of cane furniture made at Sri Arunachala Cane facility. However Arumugam, the proprietor and Cane Master of the Shop has a large collection of photo albums of many extraordinary styles and types of cane furniture he will make to order. So make sure when visiting to view the photographs of the full compilation of furniture he creates.