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Handicraft in Kerala

Kerala is well known for its articulate craftsmanship, which is an intimate part of her tradition.

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Spices Hut

Kerala often called “Land of spices is famous for its spices for centuries.”Spice Hut “ is an exclusive show room near SMSMI Institute, Trivandrum for “spice –in-crafts

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Emporia

Handicrafts Development Corporation has 19 emporiums for marketing the handicrafts products colleced directly from craftsmen.

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SMSM Institute

 

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CRAFTS

WOOD

Wood Carving creates wide designs in wood by hand with the help of carving tools is called wood carving which is a traditional craft in Kerala.

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METAL

Bell metal craft is one of the tradtional craft in kerala and is an aloy of copper and tin. This craft has won worldwide reputation for its artistic perfection. This craft is mainly practised by crafts persons belonging to a particular community. The bell metal castings are done in the well known method of lost wax process. Major bell metal crafts include traditional lamps, uruli & temple pooja sets etc.

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Buffalo Horn

This craft is mainly concentrated in the capital city of Kerala. Artisans belonging to a particular community are mainly practising this craft. A wide range of decorative utility crafts like flower sets, birds, animals, fish etc are made out of horn.

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Screwpine

Screwpine mat weaving is one of the traditional crafts in Kerala. Different types of mats are woven with screwpine leaves.

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Spices

Kerala often called “Land of spices is famous for its spices for centuries.”Spice Hut “ is an exclusive show room near SMSMI Institute, Trivandrum for “spice –in-crafts”. Here we blend the Traditional handicrafts with the Kerala spices. Spices are available in specially designed traditional handcrafted boxes and other suitably modified crafts articles.

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Other

Banana fibre/palm stem fibre/sizil fibre are the main fibres used for this craft. The main items produced are basket, bags, table mats, floor coverings, purses etc. Tradtional temple craft in Kerala and widely used for various religious processions.

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  • Developmental, Marketing and Welfare activities
    in the handicrafts sector of Kerala 

  • Enhance Penetration of Handicrafts 
    to various strata of society

  • Financing schemes 
    for the benefit of the needy craftsmen

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