Kerala, the state of natural wonders has rich culture and traditions to offer you. Its varied performing arts and exquisitely designed artwork and hand crafts are sure to catch your attention. If you're visiting the state it is almost impossible for you to come back without seeing few of the many art forms and bringing back few souvenirs representing your memorable Kerala tour.
There are many exotic handmade items that are unique not only in their appearances but also in the way they are created. Many items are even made from coconut shells, wood, clay and cane. Items such as Uruli (wok), Para (brass miniature of a traditional measuring vessel), Kettuvallam (rice barge), Aranmula Kannadi (metal mirror), Nettipattam (caparison for elephants), Nettoor petti (traditional jewelry box) present some of the interesting gift options to take home. Mural paintings, hay-art, along with traditional attire of the land are also going to tempt you. Hand-loom attires such as Kasavu sari (sari with golden brocade) makes for an interesting buy and present you with something ethnic to flaunt at home. You can get all these from the Culture shops, established by the Government of Kerala.
Items like Kathakali masks, if bought, is sure to remind you of the rich performing arts of the land. Sandalwood oil, that is often referred as the 'liquid gold' is quite popular in the state and is available in few of the showrooms and shops. Coir products make for a good buy for home and offices.