HANDICRAFTS


 

    Kanniyakumari which represents the southern most point of the mainland of India is renowned not only for its scenic beauty and pilgrimage tourism. This land also holds the key to the world of rich cultural heritage and the glory of aesthetic traditions of the past.

    Vadasery village of Kanniyakumari district is the birth place of temple jewellery which was once used to adorn the deities and also royalty. While the village of Mylaudy is known for stone carving, places like Thalakulam and Chundankadai are characterised by artisans with faculty in artistic pottery. Nagercoil, Vadasery and Mylaudy are famous for their wood carvings. Edaicode, Parakkanvilai, Alanchi and Marthandam are places where generations of artisans have perfected the art of palm leaf crafts having practised the art for years. Kanniyakumari and Peruvilai are known for Korai Grass mats, Palappallam and Arumanai for Coconut Shell Crafts and places like Palliyadi, Moolachal, Ettani etc for Lace work and Embroidery.

 

         Craft Name

          Location

  Temple Jewelery

  Vadasery

  Stone Carving

  Mylaudy

  Lace & Embroidery

  Nagercoil

  Lace & Embroidery

  Marthandam

  Lace & Embroidery

  Neyyoor, Palliyadi

  Lace & Embroidery

  Kanjiracode, Reethapuram

  Wood Carving

  Nagercoil, Mylaudy

  Metal Casting

  Vattavilai, Krishnancoil

  Sea Shell Craft

  Kanniyakumari, Kottaram

  Korai Grass Mat

  Kanniyakumari, Peruvilai

  Palm Leaf

  Edaicode, Parakkanvilai

  Cane & Bamboo

  Kulasekharam

  Fibre Products

  Kanniyakumari, Samiyarmadam

  Musical Instruments

  Marthandam

  Artistic Pottery

  Thalakulam, Chungankadai

  Coconut Shell

  Palappallam, Arumanai

  Wooden Lacquerware

  Nagercoil

 

        District administration in close association with DC Handicrafts and Indian Overseas Bank launched a new endeavour to promote the rich handicrafts tradition and encourage the artisans. This online space would serve to showcase unique handicraft products, make it possible for art connoisseurs to appreciate it and make easy buying possible for general public.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temple-Jewellery-Authentic/393503527419506

 

 

 

 

 



 

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