If you are shopping in Bangalore for sandalwood artefacts, do visit Cauvery Handicrafts.
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.
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.