Pulickatti Handicrafts is an amazingly reasonably priced shop for souvenirs and artifacts. It is situated near the boat jetty and is majorly famous for wooden and metal handicrafts. The art and craft of any place is a depiction of its regions rich past and heritage.
Kerala is said to be the paradise of some of the most excellent crafts that will touch you deep down and arouse your artistic sensibilities.Rosewood carving is a special craft form in Kerala that highlights the home-grown method and skill of the traditional craftsmen in carving figures out of rosewood.There are a host of items that are produced in Kerala sich as carvings of elephants, curios, figurines, coir mats, bags, handloom products, jewellery boxes along with wooden furniture that is used for decoration and utility.
These craft specimens of Kerala are seen in the homes and buildings of many people all over the world. The craftsmen of Kerala also come out with matchless items such as the popular coconut shell products of Kerala and it is amazing to see the different kinds of specimens of craft that can be created from something as trivial as coconut shell or wood.Kerala showcases its handicrafts to the entire world forum and also forms a source of bread and butter to the several poor traditional craftsmen of the state.
So basically, the handicraft industry in Kerala acts as a source of income to these people, to the government and to many other industries associated with the art and craft of Kerala.Before leaving the shores of Kerala and enjoying a memorable stay, do make it a point to take back some souvenirs for your loved ones that will keep reminding you and them about the serenity of the place.
If you are in search for something colorful and decorative then do pick these unique Pulickatti Handicrafts, Coir Products, Coconut Shell Handicrafts, Elephant Figurines, and Nilavilakku (Traditional Lamp). Pulickatti- the Handicraft Shop is situated in Alappuzha. Coir products are available in quite some places in Kerala but they are predominantly famous in Calicut and Kollam. Some of the major picks include sandalwood carving on products like boxes, small models of animals, ashtrays, Kathakali dance postures, candle stands and many others.
All these can be most significantly seen in Cochin, Trichur, Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam and for people who are fond of fashionable trends should definitely pick up some Kasavu Sarees, Asparagus, Kanchipuram Silk and Banarasi Silk sarees of Kerala that are a must buy. Besides all this, one must take back some popular food items of Kerala as well such as banana chips, cashew nuts, spices, tea and coffee.
If you are planning to buy some spices then you must visit Kumily, which is a popular trade center bustling with spice and tea plantations. There are quite a few places in Kerala from where you can buy these souvenirs but if you are searching for something authentic then do visit the shopping festival that is organized by Kerala Tourism in coordination with the Industries & Commerce Department, Finance Department and local Self Government Departments.