Top Handicrafts and home Shops In Chennai

The Museum Company

Handicrafts in Chennai If you are looking for Chennai handicrafts,The Museum Company is a compact shop in a quiet residential area of Chennai.This Chennai shop stocks handicrafts, crafted silver and artefacts . In addition ,they have a whole floor dedicated to durries, carpets, semi-precious jewellery, furniture, and paintings. All this is spread over three floors. Idols and deities made of wood Idols and deities made of rosewood, sandalwood, sheesham wood and several other varieties of wood are available here. There are some gigantic statues and some small statues as well. The wooden statues are made in the States of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. The intricate carving in the wood is fascinating .There is a lot of talent available for creating wooden handicrafts in the remote corners of India because of which we are able to buy these products. h3/> Brass and bronze items are also on display .Lamps in many different shapes ,moortis( idols) of Gods and several puja (prayer) essentials are available. They include stands for incense sticks ,brass bowls and cups . The dancing Natraja is a bronze statue and is a popular handicraft in Chennai. There are bronze statues of goddesses Lakshmi ,Parvaty and Saraswaty as well here. The bronze statues are available in various sizes. Kashmir carpets, pashmina shawls Kashmir carpets are stocked on the upper floor. There are woollen carpets and silk carpets . Carpets have beautiful colour combinations and designs. They are available in a variety of sizes. The Kashmir carpet can also be used as a wall hanging . It is a distinct piece of art. The Museum Company also stocks pashmina shawls . Pashm wool is used to make Pashmina shawls. However, they are not Chennai handicrafts.The museum Company nevertheless stocks these products. Silver jewellery and semi precious stones are available in a separate section in this Chennai shop. Check out the silver chains and bracelets . Jaipur and other centres in North India are famous for silver jewellery. Best places to shop for Chennai handicrafts,The museum Company.
  • +91 4424993499/24996836

Cottage Industries Exposition Ltd.

Indian handicrafts at Cottage Industries Exposition There is a great variety of Indian handicrafts at the Cottage Industries Exposition shop in Chennai . The CIE(Cottage Industries Exposition) was started in the year 1978 as a small Trading house. Carpets The ground floor is dedicated to carpets. You will be spoilt for choice as the variety is magnificent. We saw some very unique and attractive carpets in this store. One carpet had the the design of a rider on a horse with a sword. This was truly a masterpiece. As a wall hanging, this carpet will be the central piece and a conversational piece in any room. There are other carpets with similar unique designs. Silk and woollen carpets made by artisans in Kashmir are stocked here. It is therefore a good idea to look for carpets in this shop. Women’s Ready Made garments There is an entire section devoted to women’s clothing and accessories. And that means ready-made dresses, jackets, shawls, real and costume jewellery as well.This is a separate section for Indian ethnic dresses. Jackets in colourful Benarsi silk fabrics and wool are beautifully tailored . There are salwar kameez dresses and saris in silk and chanderi fabrics . The collection is very good although it is limited.The prices are on the higher side. However,the quality is assured and the designs are unique. It is probably a good idea to find similar shops before you make a purchase. Accessories The Cottage Industries exposition stocks beautiful accessories such as chains, bracelets brooches, rings and earrings. Pearls,silver and precious and semi precious stones are used . You can be assured of the quality even if the prices are on a higher side. Brass and Bronze This handicraft shop in Chennai has some distinct figurines and art pieces in brass and bronze. Some are wall pieces in bronze that are not very easily available in other shops. Statues of Gods and goddesses are quite popular in bronze. Home Decor Shop for beautiful home decor. They stock dining accessoriess such as table mats , runners ,cushion covers in benarsfi silks and cottons. The Cottage Industries Exposition shop is a good place to visit for handicrafts in Chennai. Their products are very distinctive and definitely worth a buy.
  • +91 44 - 2833480/ 01/02/03

Central Cottage Industries

Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Chennai (A Govt of India undertaking, Ministry of Textiles) Cottage Emporioum– Indian handicraft shop The Central Cottage Industries Emporium was primarily created to preserve and nurture the rich cultural heritage of India. They have a splendid collection of Indian handicrafts. Dedicated artisans work on creating these handicrafts. The Emporium is located centrally in Chennai in Temple Towers at Nandanam. Temple Towers is in itself a landmark. It has a unique structure like a tower of temple.It is conical in shape and tapering towards the top. Indian Handicrafts The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is a treasure house with a huge collection of art objects . Art objects in wood, marble,brass and bronze are available .Intricately carved elephants, horses or camels in wood or marble and laced with gold are very popular . These pieces are the typical purchases made in this Chennai shop. These handicrafts are purchased as gifts to visitors to India. They are also purchased popularly as souvenirs to take back from India. In addition, pottery and metal craft items in german silver are available.Brightly painted ceramic dinner sets, German silver cutlery sets and decorative items are attractive .They are definite buys for our homes. A variety of candles, in different shapes and sizes and attractive candle stands are noteworthy. Hindu Deities Hindu Idols such as Ganesha and Krishna are available at reasonable prices and in different sizes . Idols are very popular as gifts. As a result ,it is hence a good idea to buy brass idols while shopping in Chennai. Furniture The Central Cottage Industries Emporium store has a separate section for furniture. Minutely carved rocking chairs, tables, pews and garden benches are displayed for sale. Fabrics ,Garments In addition, they have a section dedicated to fabrics and garments . Cotton, silk and woolen fabrics in ethnic prints are available in this Chennai shop. Ready made garments for men and women such as jackets, salwars, sarees and scarves draw a lot of attention.One can always see customers browsing or purchasing them . As always,Silk scarves are good buys as gifts.They are also affordable . Handmade Toys Handmade toys is probably the most colorful section in this shop in Chennai. We are able to see simple and brightly colored toys such as puppets, pencils, doll ,parrots and similar items . We can also see traditional Indian board games such as chess and pallanguzhi. The latter is a south Indian board game played by two players on a wooden board with 14 pits and pebbles, cowrie shells or tamarind nuts. Herbal Tea Finally, browse through the herbal tea section before you leave the store .The tea bags are export quality and made from best quality Indian Tea and herbs. Several varieties are available, in attractive bags.They can be purchased as gifts or for personal consumption . We recommend that you pick up some tea from this store when shopping in Chennai The items are packed well with wraps and crumbled packing paper so they can be carried without fear of breakage and the items are handed in paper bags. Additional charges apply for gift wrapping. Artisans work from their hometown .The Cottage Industries is instrumental in generating and providing employment to millions of artisans.
  • 04424330898

Kalpa Druma

Kalpa Druma is a large and spacious store in a prominent Chennai shopping market. It is in Cathedral Road opposite to the Chola Sheraton hotel. Home furnishings, Kalamkari fabrics, cotton kurtis and cotton sarees are popular in this Chennai shop .In addition, they stock small handicraft pieces. Home Furnishings Firstly , if you are looking for furnishings in the center of Chennai, Kalpa Druma is the place to visit. What greets you when you enter the store is a tapestry of colourful bedspreads and wall hangings from Rajasthan and Gujarat. There are quilted patterns in colourful patchwork designs with intricate embroidery and glass work . A single piece will suffice to add much colour to any room. There are cushion covers, ready made curtains and curtain materials as well. Cushion covers are colourful .While some are with Gujarati and Rajasthani prints ,some cushion covers are in pure cotton with printed designs. Applique work cushions and bed spreads are also widely available here. Bed linin includes cozy quilts in soft fabrics. You will also find durries and carpets in the section at the back . The Kalamkari durries are very affordable and prices range from Rs 400 and go up to Rs 4000 per piece. The Kalamkari durries bring in vibrancy and colour to any room they are placed. Kalpa Druma has a great variety of dining mats and table linen in cotton .Tablecloth ,mats and matching napkin sets .They come in pleasing colours. They are good quality fabrics and long lasting too. The prices are very reasonable . Hence, it would be a good idea to purchase cotton table linen in Kalpa Druma. CottonSarees Maheshwari, Tussar, Bengal cotton , and Jaipur block print saris are also available . The average price at Kalpa Druma is Rs 6000 per piece. The sarees are beautifully displayed in hangers, making it easier to see the designs and feel the fabrics. They also stock ready made blouses for the ultra ethnic modern look. They stock stylish ready made blouses in cotton. Ready Made salwars and fabrics Kalpa Druma has a dedicated floor for kurtis, tops and salwar kameez in cottons on the first floor. They are simple cotton ethnic wear dresses. The basement floor has a stock of fabrics in plain cottons, ikaat and batik fabrics. There is also a stock of cotton dupattas in beautiful Ikaat prints. Accessories would include silver chains and small earrings . There is a section for children’s dresses as well. Indian Handicrafts Gift items and handicrafts are also available in a separate section. Tanjore paintings, brass items, papier mache boxes, wall hangings, blue pottery and an assortment of colourful Indian Handicrafts are available in this store. Kalpa Druma is one of the best stores for ethnic garments and furnishings in Chennai. Hence do not wait to shop in Kalpa Druma if you are shopping in Chennai.
  • +91 44-28117652 /28111695
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