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Handicrafts of Goa

Handicrafts of Goa usually include objects made using natural material like coconut husk or palm leaves. Goan craftsmen enjoy coloring wooden articles in vibrant colours like red, green, yellow and white. These multihued wooden items are called chitaris.

Handicrafts of Goa also include the use of brassware. Corlim a well known place in Mapusa specializes in the making of elegant brass oil lamps called samai. These are available in varying kinds ranging from four-branched lamps to many-branched lamps with the image of a god or goddess.
Goan handicrafts also include pottery, shell work, furniture making, bamboo work and papier-mache.

Coconut Products are made of dry coconuts and coconut shells. Goan craftmen carves the coconut shells to make intricate designs on items like table lamps, flower pots, images of gods and goddesses which are later varnished and colored.Shell Products are different kinds of shapes and designs made out of shells.Terracotta Products is traditional form of craftsmanship where mud is moulded in make items like flower pots and many decorative items.

Handicrafts of Goa are the most valuable assets of the beach state, which are not only ethnic, but their creative merit surpasses many costly trendy items of the present age. Goanese are very good at carving out showpieces out of natural stuff like coconut husk or palm leaves.

To fulfill a tourist's wish to shop for exclusive Goan handicrafts, a plethora of items are made under the tutelage of the Goa Rural Handicrafts and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation. The items made by these craftsmen in Goa are made available at the Handicrafts Emporium in Panjim, tourist hotels, and other souvenir hubs.


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