This Puducherry craft gained popularity in 2010 with a legal
Geographical Indication. The Papier Mache was also felicitated by the National
Institue of Fashion Technology, Chennai. This technique was brought to
Puducherry by the French. Some of the earliest examples of the Tirukanur Papier
Mache can be seen in the wall hangings at the ‘Kaps Koil’, or Our Lady of
Angels Church. The craft has been in Puducherry for 120 years.