Kanniyakumari which represents the southern most point of the mainland of India is renowned not only for its scenic beauty and pilgrimage tourism. This land also holds the key to the world of rich cultural heritage and the glory of aesthetic traditions of the past.

    Vadasery village of Kanniyakumari district is the birth place of temple jewellery which was once used to adorn the deities and also royalty. While the village of Mylaudy is known for stone carving, places like Thalakulam and Chundankadai are characterised by artisans with faculty in artistic pottery. Nagercoil, Vadasery and Mylaudy are famous for their wood carvings. Edaicode, Parakkanvilai, Alanchi and Marthandam are places where generations of artisans have perfected the art of palm leaf crafts having practised the art for years. Kanniyakumari and Peruvilai are known for Korai Grass mats, Palappallam and Arumanai for Coconut Shell Crafts and places like Palliyadi, Moolachal, Ettani etc for Lace work and Embroidery.


         Craft Name


  Temple Jewelery


  Stone Carving


  Lace & Embroidery


  Lace & Embroidery


  Lace & Embroidery

  Neyyoor, Palliyadi

  Lace & Embroidery

  Kanjiracode, Reethapuram

  Wood Carving

  Nagercoil, Mylaudy

  Metal Casting

  Vattavilai, Krishnancoil

  Sea Shell Craft

  Kanniyakumari, Kottaram

  Korai Grass Mat

  Kanniyakumari, Peruvilai

  Palm Leaf

  Edaicode, Parakkanvilai

  Cane & Bamboo


  Fibre Products

  Kanniyakumari, Samiyarmadam

  Musical Instruments


  Artistic Pottery

  Thalakulam, Chungankadai

  Coconut Shell

  Palappallam, Arumanai

  Wooden Lacquerware



        District administration in close association with DC Handicrafts and Indian Overseas Bank launched a new endeavour to promote the rich handicrafts tradition and encourage the artisans. This online space would serve to showcase unique handicraft products, make it possible for art connoisseurs to appreciate it and make easy buying possible for general public.









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