Top Handicrafts and home Shop In Bangalore

Mother Earth-Meenakshi Mall

Mother Earth Mother Earth, as the name signifies has a close association with natural products . The founders Ms Gita Ram and Ms Neelam Chibber’s vision was to source products produced by the rural artisans and create a meaningful market for such products. The ‘Future Group’ is invested in this venture. Apparrel Simple ethnic wear dresses are available in the Mother Earth store. Kurtis and long kurtas in plain and printed colours are a good buy. Salwar sets for women and Kurta pyjama sets for men are available. Churidars ,salwars and palazo pants are in stock. There is a separate section for kids clothing. Gift sets Jewellery boxes, candle stands,papier machie lamps, photo frames, simple clocks and wooden boxes are all in stock. They are refreshingly simple in design . HomeLinen Home linen is one of their major selling items. Cotton bed spreads, pillow cases, cushion covers and bolster covers are available.They are made in soft cotton fabrics and in pleasing pastel colours.Coir mats , floor cushions, and coir boxes are available in orange and green colours. Hand Painted Crockery Bright, cheerful, hand painted crockery pieces are very popular. Small platters, serving bowls, soup bowls, tea sets with coordinated trays are very attractive in blue, orange and black . They have innovative designs painted on these products. Mother Earth also stocks clutch bags and cross body bags made with natural fabrics such as cotton and raw silk in ikaat prints . Purple,red and blue with embroidery are some unusual combinations. Bangles and necklaces made with silk threads and beads represent ethnic chic. This jewellery can be paired with ethnic wear dresses. Bangles in red & green with gold coloured beads definitely make a subtle statement. Food Organically grown food products are also on offer such as pulses and seeds. Philosophy
  • 080-65393999

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
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