Ranked #25 of 60 attractions in Kochi (Cochin)
Category: Antique Shops
Indian Industries, founded in 1945 is the oldest handicrafts shop in Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Functioning from a 400...
Indian Industries, founded in 1945 is the oldest handicrafts shop in Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Functioning from a 400 year old Dutch building, this shop has seen it all; from the sleepy one horse town that Fort Cochin once was to the bustling tourist spot that is today. Though the streets and surroundings have witnessed umpteen changes, Indian Industries by and large remains the same. It’s a store where time has not spoilt nor changed things despite the sea of change seen all around. Shopping is never a hassle or a chore here, but on the contrary a pleasure, as one can browse leisurely. Our visitors' book and press write ups bear testimony to the rave reviews we have received through the years from those who have visited us.The shops sells silver, stone, white metal and camel bone jewelery; wooden and brass figures; cloth paper machie, laq and leather hangings; life like rose wood elephants; antique finish goods; bell metal and brass wares; furniture and screen; bags, purses and pouches, wooden toys, souvenirs, trinkets and lots more.