Off-the-Beaten-Path Villages and Meeting Craftsmen

Off-the-Beaten-Path Villages and Meeting Craftsmen

Off-the-Beaten-Path Villages and Meeting Craftsmen

This journey takes travellers through villages that are hard to find even on the internet. We’ll cruise through the scenic expanses of greenery and waterways to remote villages.

One such village is famous for ornate locks, lamps, and vessels of different sizes and designs. These handicrafts are also used locally in temples and homes. Travellers are encouraged to interact with the craftsmen and witness their indigenous method of casting the metalware.

Another excursion involves travellers meeting a family of craftsmen who are skilled at making mirrors out of a special combination of certain metals. The secret of the trade has been passed down through generations. These mirrors have the distinctive feature of 100% reflection, unlike the common mirror. Also, they’re considered an auspicious item that brings prosperity to the house.

Needless to say, boats are a big part of life in Kerala’s waterways. In another jaunt, our guests come across the building and/ or repairing of wooden boats. You might be able to see the artof building a traditional Kettuvallam -the traditional wooden boat, made by joining wooden planks using coir rope and organic resins.

 

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