Rich in culture, handicrafts, natural beauty and what not, this God’s own country, is the pride of India. Today we’re going to talk about its handicrafts. Made buy craftsmen with skills that their ancestors had in the time of the Hindu Lord Vishwakarma, these are crafts you won’t find anywhere else in India. Kerala is famous for handicrafts it makes and exports to other parts of the world. Here are the top 5 famous handicrafts in Kerala:
The handicrafts of Kerala have a great role in promoting tourism here. Pottery items are designed and crafted by skilled Keralites who have made this art their profession. Even the clay used for molding the items is pure with great sentimental values to the local people. Amazing Murals that depict historical terracotta masks, jars and urns are molded out of clay. These items are taken home by foreigners as souvenirs, used as home décor and for other decorative purposes. Only a trip to Kerala can give you the true experience of knowing this artifact.
This is one of the most popular Keralan artifacts. Lacquer ware is made by blending metal and wood. It is an art woodcarver in Kerala have inherited and live inspired with. They give the ware a finish of lacquer so that they look like valuable and expensive metal crafts.
These have a great role to play in promoting tourism in Kerala. The fiber from the trunk of Banana plants is extracted to craft beautiful bags, wall hangings, mats, etc. Coconut trees grow in abundance in Kerala, the time has taught the creative craftsmen of this exotic tourist destination to make use of what has been gifted to them by nature. The coir of coconuts is used to make hand-fans, baskets, bags, rugs, and several other handicrafts.
Kerala is famous for its silk made sarees. The origin of these is known as the Kuthampully, Balaramapuram or Karaikudi. The most popular outfit here for ladies is a white sari with colorful borders. This is something you must buy to take home. Made with a lot of effort on handlooms, the ornate look with zari borders of these sarees gives you a unique and elegant look.
Woodcrafts in Kerala can be seen flaunting its beauty from the very first step you take to explore it. It is found in Churches, temples, monuments and historical buildings all over the cities. The artistic crafts on pillars and ceilings of old structures are seen everywhere. The handicraftsmen of Kerala also make small relics and souvenirs for tourists to take home as a memory of their visit. A trip to Kerala is worth taking, at least once in your life. It is one place you go to see and feel the different forms of beauty.