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Kaivinai Pokkisham Award (Living Treasure Craftsman) is an award given to best artisans in the State every year, from those who make Panchaloha idols, bronze lamps and articles, Tanjore paintings and plates, stone carvings, Kalamkari and Battik paintings, paper mache dolls, mat weaving, bamboo and palm articles, 10 artisans above 65 years of age are selected by a panel. The Award comprises Rs one lakh, citation and certificate besides one sovereign gold medal.