India has been an enigma to many, many, many across the globe. A Country that has inspired trends, aroused curiosity, delighted tourists and at the end of it, the whole experience left an impression on the minds of every single individual who has visited it.
The world renowned Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) is India’s window to the world for authentic Indian handloom and handicraft products.
Post colonialism, seeing the adverse effects of industrialization on the Indian economy and social milieu, a dire need was felt to give Indian crafts its rightful place and enthuse the parched creative spirits of millions of craftspersons across the country and help them to earn a decent livelihood.
In 1952, cottage was conceived by a band of dedicated art lovers and their consistent endeavour led to the creation of “ Cottage” – the abode of Indian handloom & handicrafts that helped to restore the craftspersons pride in their work, recognized their genius and gave them a viable and honoured future.
Since 1952, “Cottage” with flagship showroom in Delhi and showrooms in Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru,Secunderabad, Patna and Varanasi stand tall helping India and the world, to have easy access to the finest crafts of India with an assurance of authenticity, beauty and value, setting standards in aesthetics and design.
Cottage also has an exclusive lifestyle showroom at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in New Delhi.
The emporium showcases the finest crafts from all over India under one roof ranging from exquisite sculptures, paintings, artefacts, metalware, woodcraft, pottery, stoneware & marble craft, branded Bankura silver, carpets, furniture, furnishings, home linen, Sarees, ready to wear, accessories, jewellery, craft items, herbal products and much, much, much more.
Each product displayed in Cottage emporium is unique reflecting the traditional myths, folklores, religious beliefs, cultural ethos and rich cultural heritage of India.
Also Cottage is largely instrumental in creating traditional handicrafts and handlooms into high fashion goods to suit modern usage while retaining the basic ethnic values.
Cottage has also engaged itself with craft clusters in different parts of the country for providing marketing support to the product developers. It has also been playing a major role in the revival of languishing crafts.
The emporium has promoted handicrafts and handlooms on multiple fronts, embracing market research, handpicked selection, design development, impeccable quality, careful variety, fixed prices, imaginative promotions, a basket of auxiliary services like customized corporate gifting, interior designing services, packing/shipping facilities, specialized gift wrapping, ATM, foreign exchange counters etc.
Envisaged as a Showcase of the creations of the most dedicated and highly creative Indian craftsmen, weavers and folk artists the Central Cottage Industries Emporium has been a favourite with customers in India and the World over.
It has taken special care to make sure that you get a feel of what the real India is all about through its awe-inspiring products, décor, exhibitions and everything else that goes with it.
The emporium has attracted several foreign dignitaries, heads of States, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, delegates and a host of other dignitaries from across the globe over the years.
What began as an endeavour to preserve the traditional craftsmanship and excellence of skill as a part of national heritage has now become a big cultural movement in its own way.
It has brought about togetherness in all the various forms of arts, crafts and apparel of India under one roof.
From a tiny sales depot the emporium has now been developed into the largest single emporium in the country with extensive reputation and a stamp for ethnicity, authenticity and quality on all the merchandise it shelters.
Come & discover the magic of India through the eyes of the Cottage.
One can surely say “Cottage” epitomizes the heart and essence of True India. One just has to come to the showroom and feel it for one’s own self through one’s personal experience.
India is renowned for its rich heritage and astounding culture. The craftsmen of India are well known for creating amazing pieces of artefacts and for their ingenuitive workmanship.
Indian handicrafts are excellent masterpieces and a collector’s pride as these alluring and mesmerizing pieces are made by creative hands.
Handicrafts are created using the hands or basic instruments for making decorative pieces that can be valuable and beautiful as well.
Every nook and corner in India is popular for its unique style of handicrafts, which mirror the multifarious procedures of workmanship of the local crafts people and tribes, just as they mirror different cultures and traditions of the region.
Thus, at whatever point an individual buys an Indian handicraft item, he or she is taking a piece of India into his or her home, wherever the purchaser may be from on the planet.
The entire nation has unique spots where you can simply handpick handmade handicrafts. Whether it is Khurja pottery, wooden handicrafts, metal handicrafts, or marble crafts, the nation brings forth a vast collection of handmade artefacts and textiles that beautify not just your personality but your spaces as well.
A handicraft is a term that is identified with a traditional method of making merchandise. Perhaps the best thing about handicrafts is the singularity of the handcrafted art-piece that has been made.
As the whole of the work that goes into the creation of the artefact is finished using hands, no two pieces are the identical in any way, even tough they may look similar. And that is the thing that draws individuals to purchase handicrafts items.
What keeps handicrafts from going extinct is the fact that crafts are principally made with the expectations of getting utilized or worn in the day to day life of people. This implies that they fulfill a need to the purchaser with simple improvements to enhance their utility in everyday life applying creative and innovative ideas.
Another way that each handicraft and ethnic textile of a region are unique is that they are viewed as an artistic piece of the local area’s traditions and cultural heritage, and also a joyous leisurely activity for the inhabitants and tribes of the region.
Indian handicrafts have an exceptionally rich history associated with them. Handicrafts have been made in the Indian subcontinent since the start of the Indus Valley civilization, around 5,000 years ago.
Numerous historical excavations have discovered that people during those times of remote past have effectively and artistically made varieties of handicrafts, utilizing these pieces even for exchange purposes.
Cottage Emporium brings before the enthusiastic visitors a vast collection of state-wise crafts that helps one to discover the best handcrafted artefacts and ethnic textiles of every state and every corner of our Indian subcontinent.
With the easy selection process and seamless browsing, CCIC offers the best and only THE BEST for you.