Top Handicrafts and home Shops In Bangalore

Cinnamon

Cinnamon Boutique Just half a kilometre from Commercial Street is the Cinnamon boutique – serene & inviting. Firstly, it is in the 19th C stately building that conjures up the magical charm of what Bangalore homes would have been. The Cinnamon boutique building houses some eclectic stores ,apart from the Cinnamon store. Raw mango, RASA, Ahilya and Sacred Lotus and a few others . It was founded in 1999 by Abhishek and Radhika Poddar, There is a central courtyard and a verandah surrounding it on all four sides. Chairs & tables are all laid out in the verandah for casual dining ,coffee breaks and tea bites. The small cafe in the building adds the much needed welcome attraction for tired husbands & children while women are busy admiring the beautiful products in the shops. While there are other small shopping complexes in Bangalore,Cinnamon is one of the best ones with contemporary ethnic crafts and textiles under one roof. The building was an orphanage run by the Rai Bahadur Arcot Narrainsawmy Mudaliar. Cinnamon Store As you walk into the Cinnamon store, in this boutique , you are immediately alive to the sense of beauty & aesthetics that surrounds you . One is constantly shifting your focus and admiring the wonderful things displayed in the room. There are metal cutouts of fish and cocks. Then a birdcage , colourfully painted small birds in wood and metal, small wooden artefacts , all suitable for the outdoors . There is a whole section with cutlery serving spoons, bowls ,cheese trays and platters. Steel spoons with gold coloured filigree handles are very elegant. The quarter plates with fancy designs look attractive. Check out the section with pret couture- Jackets, skirts, tops and palazzos. No two pieces look alike . One has block prints the other is in embroidery with a splash of orange & red. Different designers and distinct styles. Unique and non uniform. There are some batik scarves and shiburi stoles in rust and blue. Again, very stylish. And , there are trinkets, jewellery piecesin silver & plated gold. Huge glass vases & jars, figurines and plates ,beautiful. You will find something for every house and every corner of your house. There is a piece of apparel, furniture , furnishings and home decor that appeals to the person in you even if you don’t wish to buy it . There is something beautiful about this store . Look in any direction and there is beauty and colour. RASA In the same compound is RASA. RASA is a Jaipur store that specialises in home furnishings . You can find cushions in raw silk and gold thread work . The colours are soft and pastels contrasted with Reds and orange colours. Then there are quilts with softest fillings and silk covers . There are kurtas in block prints and Jackets in silk . All their products are made in Jaipur . Almirah Almirah for little kids has frocks with smocking in pleasing colours with animal prints and fun prints . The frocks are available in and in 3 to 4 sizes. Raw Mango This is Sanjay Garg’s label. He creates beautiful bridal lehengas pieces in Banarsi fabrics and bridal wear saris. There is a separate section for ready to wear blouses. The blouses are made in silk and cotton. They are styled differently than normal blouses. Ahilaya Ahilaya has kurtas for women and frocks for young girls. The fabrics have wonderful Lucknowi chicken embroidery ,bathk prints and Kalamkari prints on them. Hence, a stop at Cinnamon sounds mandatory on a visit to Bangalore.
  • 080- 41634220

Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium

Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium-Karnataka State Emporioum If you are shopping in Bangalore for sandalwood artefacts, do visit Cauvery Handicrafts . Sandalwood artefacts The wonderful smell of sandalwood welcomes you when you enter this Bangalore shop.The sandalwood and rosewood grown in Karnataka have led to the legacy of exquisite sandalwood carvings and intricate rosewood inlay work. Deities and other gift items can be found abundantly stocked in the store. Elephant pieces carved in pure sandalwood are the piece de resistance . The sizes start from 6” in height and go upto about 12 to 24 “ . The carvings are exquisite . . There are sandalwood garlands, sandalwood oil & mini logs in sandalwood , all of which that can be used to make sandalwood paste . The ground floor is largely given over to sandalwood products . There are a few artefacts in brass lamp; bronze as well. Gifts and handicrafts in Bangalore Furthermore, they also stock carpets, scarves, stoles, leather bags , Tanjore paintings, perfumes , incense sticks and silver jewellery. This is a one stop shop if you are looking for gifts and handicrafts to take back home . They also stock Upada, Kanjivaram & Mysore crepe silk sarees . The selection is very limited however. Finally, to ensure that the State’s rich tradition of exquisite craftsmanship is preserved, developed and promoted, the Government of Karnataka established the “Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd (KSHDCL)” in 1964 and this organisation has since taken up the work of setting up several centers in the State to develop and sustain handicrafts , as a result providing livelihood to crafts persons and artisans. This is one of the best handicrafts shops in Bangalore.
  • 080-25581118 / 9342188080

Kashmir Cottage Emporium

Where is Kashmir Cottage Emporium MG Road is a central road with several shops in Bangalore . The MG Road has a metro link and is a very long road with fast moving traffic . Brigade Road which is perpendicular to the MG Road, is also a prime Bangalore shopping destination. The Brigade Road is a pedestrian lane and is a congested at all times.The Cauvery Emporium, which is a popular Bangalore shop for handicrafts is at the intersection of MG Road & Brigade Road. The Kashmir Cottage Emporium is adjacent to the Cauvery Emporium and easy to locate. However, it is at a level below the main road although it is easily visible from the main road. Kashmiri carpets and handicrafts are sold in several shops in this lane. Carpets in Kashmir Cottage Emporium. Kashmir Cottage Emporium stocks carpets in great numbers . Some of the distinctive pieces are displayed on the walls. Silk on silk carpets and wool on wool carpets are popular . The woolen carpets are cheaper . The store carpets in a wide range of sizes and colours. Kashmiri carpets have beautiful designs. Persia and other central Asian countries have inspired the designs. The price of a carpet depends on the knots per square inch . This has to be checked at the back of the carpet. A trained eye can usually acknowledge the knots per square inch. Pashmina stoles in Kashmir Cottage Emporium In addition to carpets , you can also find Pashmina stoles & shawls here. Plain silk stoles with digital prints are also available . While the choice is limited , the collection is a good one. Kashmiri Handicrafts The brass hookah, the marble inlaid plates& lamps and small wooden artefacts in walnut wood are few of the other interesting pieces that you can find in this shop. Parking is difficult. There are more shops with similar products adjacent to the Kashmir Cottage Emporium stores in Bangalore. Hence, visit all the shops and compare prices before you buy any product.
  • 08040992735

State Cauvery Emporium

State Cauvery Emporium in Bangalore The State Cauvery Emporium is in a small lane , off the main MG Road. It is behind the Trinity Metro station in Bangalore . There is a a good collection of artifacts , jewellery & handicrafts from several Indian States & exquisite Kashmiri carpets in this Bangalore shop. 1.Silver Jewellery As you enter this shop , there is a large room with handicrafts and silver jewellery on the right. Do take a look .Brass items such as lamps and figurines of deities are available here. There are a few bronze sculptures that are also available. Silver jewellery such as chains and earrings is also available. 2.Marble handicrafts Marble artifacts such as a miniature Taj Mahal , table tops, plates and lamps in marble is also available in the State Cauvery Emporium. 3.Kashmir carpets in the State Cauvery Emporium There is a wonderful collection of carpets on the room to the left . There is a huge display of a real carpet which is in the semi finished stage and where the warp & the weft threads are on display. This is to showcase the intricacies of the carpet weaving process to customers.There are carpets stacked on all the sides in the room . Do take a good look at the sizes & colors, before making your selection. Carpets are heirlooms to be passed down from one generation to the next. Traditionally , Kashmir ,UP and Rajasthan in India make carpets . Kashmiri carpets are available in the The State Cauvery Emporium . There are silk on silk carpets ,where the warp and the weft are silk threads. Then there is silk and cotton , wool on wool or cotton on wool carpets . The silk on silk carpets are the most expensive and are very exquisite . The State Cauvery Emporium is one of the best shops for Kashmiri carpets in Bangalore. So take your time and compare prices across a couple of shops before you finalize your purchase. Parking is difficult as it is a narrow road.
  • 08025320889, 41232228
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