Decor, Furniture & Jewellery: Delhi’s Cottage Emporium Has It All
How does one explore and experience India in all its glorious ethnic diversity? Drop by Central Cottage Industries Emporium in Delhi. It's a one-stop shop for all things traditional and contemporary that India has to offer.
What Makes It Awesome
This multi-level store is a treasure trove of handicrafts from across the country. From wood carvings to paper mache, brassware, textiles, beauty products, home décor, jewellery, wooden furniture, pottery–the list goes on. Each product is unique, reflecting the traditional myths, folklore and cultural ethos of India.
The place is huge and is spread across five floors. The ground floor mostly stores decoration pieces, coffee tables, idols of various gods and goddesses, and wooden decor items. The upper stories have saris, cotton and embroidered apparel, silver jewellery, bed linen, and more. The top most floor has arguably the prettiest stuff in the entire place, though. It's full of wooden furniture; from huge, carved doors, to beautifully intricate partitions and tables, it's a paradise for those who are thinking of redecorating. They also have dining tables and chair sets, and marble table tops with delicate semi-precious stone detailing.
That’s not it. It houses a bookstore with a varied collection of books on art, textiles, architecture, and handicrafts. From time to time, there are live demonstrations by craftsmen, handicrafts for sale by national awardees, and a café, that has great sandwiches and shakes.
The Emporium has also provides interior decoration and corporate gifting solutions to a number of hotel chains and corporate offices in the city.
What Could Be Better
The prices of some of their products might be a bit steep, but you must keep in mind that exclusivity does come at a price.
When you do drop by, make sure to ask their friendly staff about upcoming events in the premises. You might just be lucky enough to explore exhibitions by national award-winning artists and designers.
Or you can check out their website to stay updated with all of their events and exhibitions.