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Tourism for Livelihoods

Kandanki Sarees or the Chettinad cotton saris are thick, coarse cotton capable of withstanding the roughest washes. Checks and temple borders are the favoured patterns and earthly reds, orange, chromes and the browns are the most popular colours. Those encouraging the revival now offer the weaves new design, but the traditional weaving families still produce the patterns most favoured in the villages around. Every one of the purchases benefits 5 – 10 families, since the art of making Kandanki sarees is back breaking, involving many people right from dyeing to weaving.

Tourism for Livelihoods


Palm leaf / Stone Carving
82. Middle street
Kazhugumalai - 628558
Tuticorin Dist
+91 - 4632-251200
Email: tourism.kazhugu@dhan.org

Kandangi / Athankudi Tiles /Wood Carving
Chettinad Producer Company Limited
112. P.R.N.P street
Pallathur - 630107
Karaikudi, Sivagangai Dist
+91 - 4565-283050
Email: tourism.karai@dhan.org