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Central Cottage Industries Emporium

India, the country remaining a mystery to people all over, has helped create trends. The country also leaves behind impression on people who visit it, even as it established the World famous Central Cottage Industries Emporium, some sixty years ago, in an attempt to give the handloom  and handicrafts products of India, the rightful place. Post colonialism, the need to help the crafts people find pleasure in their work as well as earn good livelihood was established.

The attempt in 1952, gave birth to “cottage’, which later became the abode of Indian handloom and handicrafts.

It was sixty years later, that the flagship showroom of “cottage” was set up at Delhi adding to the other show rooms spread across Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkatta and Mumbai. These showrooms offer the most premium of crafts stressing on the authenticity, value and beauty of the product, even as the standard for design and aesthetics remain high. Other exclusive lifestyle showroom is located at the Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in New Delhi.

The hand picked premium crafts from all across the country, housed under a roof at the emporium, includes artifacts, paintings, carpets, lovely sculptures, furniture, furnishings, home linen, jewellery, handi craft items, accessories, sarees, metal wares, woodcrafts, pottery, stoneware, marble crafts, hebal products and many such items.

Entrenched with the traditional folklores, heritage, religious beliefs, myths and culture of India, each of the item is exceptional. Cottage as well goes on to produce traditional handloom products suitable for modern use, even as it hang on to the fundamental cultural values.

Offering marketing support for the development of the product, the “Cottage” also has the vital responsibiltity to restore the dying crafts. Marketing the handicraft and handloom products, the emporium also support facilities such as development of design, market research, quality, permanent rates, shipping facilties, interior design services, ATM, foreign exchange counters and so on.

Established as the favourite of customers in India as well as globally, the Central Cottage Indsutries Emporium goes on to give out the essence of real India via its items, exhibitions, décor and more.

Ambassadors, Delegates, Prime Ministers and other notable people from all over the world are attracted to the emporium, thus leading way to become a cultural movement. In the meantime, “Cottage” is expected to embody the essence of India.

History

The Caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Khajuraho and Temples of Konark are some of the vibrant example of the stunning heritage of the Indian arts and crafts, personifying the spirit of India.

Known as “Cottage” or “CCIE”, “Cottage Emporium” or “ CCIC”, the Central Cottage Industries Emporium is a known name among the Handicrafts and Handlooms industry since the last 50 years or more. Conserving the rich heritage of the culture going back to nearly 5000 years, the “cottage” promotes amazing work of art by accomplished artisans. 

The Emporium has also pulled in people such as Queen Farah of Iran, Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II and other public figures.

At present, the “cottage” with the logo “The Bankura Horse” stand for the the brand of quality, authenticity and tradition.

Objective

The main goal of the “cottage is to:

  • manufacture, obtain and sell quality handicrafts and handloom items as well as to create a niche for them in India and across the world
  • enhance the quality of the Indian handcrafts and handlooms as well to upgrade and create latest designs
  • reinforce and develop the marketing network of the organisation to produce sufficient income on Net Worth
  • organise trading activities leading to optimise the earnings and sales as well as to lessen the costs

Location

Located right at the centre of the capital, Delhi, the Emporium will help people to get free from the boredom. Placed nearby Connaught Place(CP), the “cottage emporium” targets locals and tourists alike. It is the best place to while away time, especially during the summertime.

Central Cottage Industries Corporation Of India Limited
Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, Janpath,
New Delhi, 110 001 (India)
Phone : +91–11- 23323825, 23730374
Fax : +91-11-23328354
E-Mail : [email protected]

Our showrooms are open to all 7 days in week from 10:00AM to 07:00 PM


S. No. Place Contact Person Address Phone Email
1 New Delhi  Mr. Deepak Kumar. General Manager  Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 001  011-23320439, 23326790 [email protected]
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2 New Delhi COTTAGE CARPETS Mr.Abdul Salam Dy. Manager  10, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110 001  011- 23365611  [email protected]
3 New Delhi  Mr. Hukum Chand. Assst. Manager  Shop No.22, 2nd Fllor,Handllom Marketing Complex,Janpath, New Delhi-110001  011-23357738 [email protected]
4 Mumbai  Mr. Shoaib Shaikh. Manager  34, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai - 400 039  022-22850754, 22027537 [email protected]
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5 Mumbai  Mr. Shoaib Shaikh. Manager  Grond Floor, Indian Globe Chambers, LIC Building,(Near CST Station), D.N Road,Fort,, Mumbai - 400 001  022-22850753 [email protected]
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6 Mumbai  Mr. Shoaib Shaikh. Manager  Shopper's Stop - Home Stop division, 2nd Level, Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400 064  022-28768329 [email protected]
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7 Kolkata Mr. Manoj Kumar Sahu. Manager  7, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Chowringhee, Kolkata - 700 013  033-22283205, 22446072 [email protected]
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8 Bengaluru Mr. Inayat Shah. Manager  144, M. G. Road, Bengaluru - 560 001  080- 25589515, 25584083 [email protected]
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9 Bengaluru Mr. Inayat Shah. Manager  Shop No.44, 3rd Block, BDA Commercial Complex, HSR Layout, Bengaluru - 560034  080- 25725660 [email protected]
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10 Chennai  Mr. M. Anantharaj. Addl. General Manager  Temple Tower, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035  044- 24330226, 24330809, 24351182 [email protected]
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11 Hyderabad Mr.Suhail Alam. Asst. Manager  1st Floor, GMC Balayogi Paryatak Bhawan, Tourism Plaza,Greeanland Cross Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016  040-23405720  [email protected]

Inside the Premises

Encompassing three levels, the emporium is filled with craft and gifts from across the country. Even if there are other curio and crafts shop, in the region as well as all other parts of Delhi, the products are unequalled in workmanship and quality. The items that are most in demand is also expected to cost more.

Various Articles

One can find items such as the antique brass metal figurines of gods and goddesses from Orissa, bamboo and cane aricles, terracotta war figures and other daily functional products from the northeastern states in addition to appliqué work from Puri, the temple town in Orissa as well as Madhubani paintings from Bihar at the emporium. Other unique item found there includes desks and chairs made of wood and hand painted reflecting scenes from a durbar of a Maharaja at Kishnagarh in Rajasthan.

Special Mention

Rajasthan finds special mention as most of the items found at the cottage consists of jewellery boxes made of white metal, meenakri made of silver, or enamel on silver and gold elephants and camels animal figures. Other specialities are the awe-inspiring art of pure gold painting found on hides of camel from Bikaner as well as sandalwood sculptures of varied gods such as Radha Krishna. To embody the art and culture of south, the emporium also houses Tanjore paintings, huge stone temple sculpture as metal statues of Natraj and Dancing Shiva.
Seeing the breathtaking art and handicrafts items at the emporium, one would definitely end up purchasing from there.

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