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.