Spread across 20-acres of land on the shores of the Moorad River at Iringal, Kozhikode is a stellar craft village that gives a snapshot into the rich legacy of craft making of Kerala-the Iringal Crafts Village or Sargaalaya.
This Kerala Arts and Crafts village has been set up by the Kerala Tourism. As many as 60 stalls showcasing a host of crafts and handicrafts dot the sprawling campus. Not only does one get to buy the art pieces but also to understand the detailed handiwork that goes into crafting these elegant pieces of art.
The village also provides a unique opportunity to understand the different classical and folk-art forms of Kerala. An array of products are on display here. These include exquisitely crafted artefacts made from materials such as coconut shells, husk, bamboo, banana fibre, palm leaves, coir, coconut leaves, screw-pine, sand and so forth. State-of-the-art training is also provided to the artisans at the Crafts Design and Technology Development Centre at Sargaalaya.
A place of great interest for connoisseurs of art as well as travellers, Iringal offers the best of Kerala’s art and crafts and is the ideal stopover to buy authentic Kerala souvenirs.
For more details, visit the website of Sargaalaya