Ashleigh Brilliant, the author and syndicated cartoonist once said, "Save some memories of your past, or how you'll prove it was never a dream."
Memories are some wonderful memorable memories. From the beach sand can be shellfish or a beautiful image in front of a monument or a strange and colorful stamp from a distant country. When traveling, the memories are invaluable, especially when people visit truly exotic destinations like Kerala.
Here are some ideas about the best souvenirs to take after your trip to Kerala.
1. Aranmula Kannadi: Aranmula Kannadi (mirror) is a metal alloy mirror, made in Aranmula, Kerala village. One of the most interesting factors of Aranmula Kannadi is that people do not yet know the secret alloy used to manufacture metal; So only a select few families do. Unlike normal & # 39; silver & # 39; glass mirrors, being a metal alloy mirror, is a front surface mirror that eliminates secondary reflections and aberrations typical of rear surface mirrors.
The most famous version of Aranmula Kannadi's Sree Padmanabha mirror is a sign of immense treasure and prosperity. It should be noted that the cost of an Aranmula Kannadi starts from Rs.2500 due to the amount of work that goes into it. Buying from a family workshop is best.
2. Kerala murals: One of the most famous and colorful artifacts most tourists prefer is Mural Paintings. These paintings represent the legends and beliefs of Kerala and Indian culture. You can see ancient temples, palaces and churches in Kerala decorated with Mural arts.
It takes a lot of effort to create this wonderful visual art. You can buy them in craft shops or order them directly from the creators.
3. Nettipattam: A sparkling ornament worn on the elephant's forehead called Nettipattam. It is most often used in temple feasts and is made of gold by a skilled artisan clan. It should be noted that the real Nettipattam consists of three and a half pounds of copper and three sovereigns (24 gm) of gold.
Imitations are available in a variety of prices and sizes, which can be used for wall hangings and small ones to hang behind the front glass of the car.
4. Nilavilakku: The other striking thing you will get in Kerala is the "Nilavilakku" (lamp on the ground) lit every time it is lit by temples or houses.
It is a good idea to buy some of these lamps for simple reasons, which look beautiful. You can buy lamps of all sizes. They are made of bronze or metal bells.
5. Kasavu Sari (Kerala Sari): This is a great souvenir to take from Kerala, especially if you want to give something to the women in your family. Kasavu Sarees is a traditional Keraita saree worn by women in White & Gold, Kerala. It is woven from fine cotton and attached with gold and copper feeds.
White and gold indicate the purity and divinity of women. The cost of a Kasavu Prize is between Rs.800 and R11 lakh and depends on the breadth and material of the kasavu which can be made of gold or gold. You can buy Kasavu Saris in any Kerala textile store.
6. Spices in Kerala: In Kerala, you have to give yourself a package that is a treat for yourself and your loved one. Kerala is known in ancient times for a mixture of black peppers like cardamom, cardamom, cloves, dried ginger, etc. It can be mixed with aromatic Karmamam.
The best place to buy spices is Kumily next to Thekkady and the second best place is Fort Cochin.
7. Kathakali Mask: The famous Kathakali dance form is native to Kerala, and you will receive Kathakali souvenirs from everywhere, from fridge magnets to Kathakali masks, hanging exhibits and so on. Kathakali deserves special mention because it can be an icon of Kerala. The mask is made of fiber, painted with shiny stones, and hung. Masks of various sizes and Kathakali can be purchased at craft stores.
8. Coconut Shell Craft: It is true that Kerala gave his chin a name across the landscape. Kera = Coconut and Alam = Home. Fortunately, all parts of the coconut tree are used by Keralites. Everything from the roof of the house to the carpet is made using a coconut tree. Craftsmen make useful and eye-catching items like mugs, cups, table lamps and more. The coconut shell is biodegradable and eco-friendly.
9. Coir: As all parts of the coconut tree use by the Keralites, Coir fibers are extracted from the coconut surface. Used to make most popular and widely purchased doormats, Coir Mats and so on. A good quality matting will cost you anywhere. 300.
10. Snakeboat Models (Chundan Vallam): Snake boats or Chundan Vallams have long been a part of Kerala tradition. These vessels are made of Anjili wood and are said to resemble the copper bell. Today, these snakes are proud of all shapes and sizes. You can buy them as a showcase or spice container, etc.
11. Nettur Casket (Nettoor Petti): Some of the finest wooden boxes in the world are made in Kerala. The Nettur box is a hand-crafted jewelry box with intricate patterns and is usually made of bronze or teak. Nettur helmets have many uses in addition to being a jewelery box, depending on the size they can use as a piece of furniture, a coffee table, or as an ornament. The cost of Nettur Casket starts from Rs. 4000 and easily accessible in Kerala craft showcases.
12. Images of Elephants: Elephants are considered as Animal of Kerala State as it appears in the emblem of Kerala State Government. In addition, the famous Guruvayur temple has more than 60 elephants and, on the other hand, most of the festivals in Kerala are decorated with at least one rich elephant. Therefore, the elephant is a handmade model that is the perfect souvenir to take home from Kerala.
On your next trip to Kerala, do not forget to bring home these souvenirs. These souvenirs can make your photo memories more than a thousand pictures.