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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular shopping items found in Kochi?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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Shopping in Kochi is indeed a glorified experience. If you are wondering as to what souvenir to pick up from this harbour city, you will be overjoyed with the variety of options. Read on about the shopping items that you can find here:

  • Art and Antiques

    In Jew Town you will find many antique shops near the area of the synagogue. These places look somewhat like museums and stores items such as furniture, ornaments, masks, doors and statues.

  • Spices

    In this spice capital of India you have to pick up some spices back home with you. Star anise, big strips of cinnamon, huge blades of mace, big red chillies, fresh black pepper and exotica like kodampuli (a souring agent used in Kerala dishes - can replace lemon juice or tamarind).

  • Local silk Sarees

    South Indian silk is world famous. If you happen to be in Kochi you cannot come back without packing few pure silk sarees from the city.

  • Handicrafts

    Kochi is quite well known for its handicrafts, you will find a unique assortment of items like figurines, colourful bead jewellery, mat, bangles et. al. made from coir, wood, bamboo, shells, brass, ivory and sandalwood.

Other than that you can find grass mats, various article manufactured from extremely durable coconut shells, bamboo canes, intricately designed Camel-bone Carvings, ready-made garments available in vibrant colours and mind-boggling combinations. Metal wares, mats that are made from Screw pine many different types of handicrafts, jewellery. Textiles that contain a distinct touch of ethnicity and are mostly woven with the aid of hands

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