Kerala is located in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. The traditional industries include coir, handlooms, and Kerala handicrafts. The State Emporium stocks handicraft items that are made of bamboo, wood, coconut shells and metals. Rose wood figurines of Hindu deities, inlaid panels in rosewood and wooden boats with oarsmen figures are on prominent display.
Conch and coconut shell decorative pieces, buffalo horn work, bamboo bowls and table mats are some of the other unusual items on offer. Paper machie, wooden wall hangings and face masks are some of the exciting items you may want to check out. Traditional lamps in several shapes and sizes, made of brass and bronze, are an integral part of every Kerala household and the Emporium Kairali has a sizeable display of these lamps.
If you are a lover of art, you will do well to check out the reprints of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings. Raja Ravi Varma, who lived in the princely state of Travancore (1848-1906), was a world famous painter.