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Materials used in the Dravidian style: Jaggery Molten metals Rubber Camphor Cow dung Rice kanji were

mainly used as binding materials Plant herbs to enhance the chemical properties of the materials Houses: Rust free Iron : plant extracts Burnt mud for walls Clay granite Tuticorin – basalt Ash – mixed with mud/ clay Wells dug for clay Temples – black stones commonly available Wax coating for palaces Eggs for its excellent bonding properties with time Karupatti vellam Plant oils as adhesives Veg colors for paints Vethalai sunnambu to enhance the rigidity of the structure Burnt bricks from the ancient times Precious blocks of stones used as mirrors by the royal.