Swamimalai Bronze Icons refers to bronze idols and statues manufactured in Swamimalai, Tamil Nadu. About 1200 people in Swamimalai are involved in metal sculpting. The artisans are known as sthapathis, who are traditionally from the Vishwakarma community and have practiced metal casting for several generations. The production is closely controlled and limited in number to maintain quality. The statues made mainly include that of Hindu deities. The statues are made using the technique of wax casting. The Government of India recognized it as a Geographical indication officially since the year 2008-09.