Kerala, a land of artists, is a renowned exporter of variety of Handicrafts and small items/showpieces worldwide. Keralites have art in their blood. They focus on the use of bright colors. Their ships are very lively and are known for intricate designs and vibrant details. This art of Kerala is incredible and serves as a source of revenue for these artisans, the governments of many other industries associated directly or indirectly with him.
This art is quite popular and there is a whole festival dedicated to just this craft. Keralites, the specialist in carving in metal and wood like rosewood and sandalwood, metal jewellery, granite monuments, coconut shell and coir products, snake boat model and other collectibles. Their mural works and masks, too unusual. In addition, these artisans and the design of musical instruments used in traditional dance forms. These instruments are fully handmade and most of them carved from a single piece of wood. Some of the most attractive ships Kerala:
Bamboo Fabric Mat
These paintings are an important part of the major industries in Kerala. Artists make floor mats that act as a canvas. Then they decorate them with sketches touching different themes including natural scenery, birds, animals, humans and religious figures in bright colours. These Mat give the final touch in the way of beautiful bamboo framework at the top and bottom. It really is a mystery how the local craftsmen weave magic even with such a simple thing as the bamboo.
Coir Products And Coconut Shell
The abundance of coconut trees also contributed to the flourishing industry of coir products and coconut shell. Coir is extracted from the protective shell of coconut. These coir products include a variety of floor coverings, carpets, mats, rugs, door mats and nesminaemoy pile carpets. Husk drenched in lagoons for at least ten months. Finally he was beaten, dyed and weaved to make beautiful floor coverings. A bit of coconut shell products are cups, flower vases, Snuff boxes, sugar basins, nut bowls, powder boxes and spoons. Alleppey, Kollam and Kozhikode are the main centers of such a coir and coconut shell products.
Kerala, a significant place of art, craft and culture, is famous for the dance of ‘Kathakali, which is of great importance in the history and traditions of India. Kerala markets are loaded with these masks Kathakali, as Souvenirs and exhibits. These masks are made from clay, plaster or papier-mache. The mask is painted green at the base, and decorated with beards and black hair.
Wood Inlay Products
It is the art of decorating a wood surface by creating a in part of materials such as ivory, plastic, bone, or wood of different colors. Art first requires alignment of the base of the tree, and then tracing the engraved designs on the surface. Projects are presented in different shades with several coatings of lacquer. It is mainly made of teak, Rosewood, White cedar, etc. Art is used in making kettles, stools, various types of trays, boxes, vases, ashtrays and picture frames.
The Bell Metal Products
Visit any of the temples in Kerala and you will be amazed to see the intricate design and craftsmanship of the metal work done on the pedestal or lamp. The heavy and artfully designed bell hanging in the premises is the result of a traditional craft form of Kerala. These bells are designed with a mixture of brass, tin and copper. Bell metallurgy and bell metal products in Kerala is not a new concept. These bells with carved figures of various gods and goddesses in different postures like Tandava Nritya, Gaja Tandava, etc., are mainly produced in Trivandrum, Irinjalakuda and Kasargod.
Craftsmen in Kerala are expert in carving horn and rosewood carvings as well. It is a rich art and craft of the state is a living example of its rich history and heritage. The government of Kerala has taken a special initiative in opening a Craft village with some of the finest specimens of applied art of Kerala.