The ‘Made in Pondy’ exhibition at the Craft Bazaar, opposite Gandhi Thidal on Beach Road, showcases the best of what is handmade and handcrafted in Pondicherry.
Pondicherry has a rich heritage of entrepreneurship. And together with Auroville, it is a hub for locally made, handcrafted, hand-stitched ,naturally made products. Are we aware that all these are made in Pondicherry?
Pondicherry is home to a few international and niche brands in design. But it is also a hub for hand-rolled incense, handmade soaps, handmade paper products and stationery, handcrafted leather bags, high quality cotton sheets, handmade terracotta, glazed stoneware pottery, naturally concocted perfumes, organic and naturally made gourmet food products and more.
The combined influences of Auroville, the Aurobindo Ashram, expats, local artisans and new entrepreneurs keep this legacy of celebrating the handmade alive!