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What to Shop in Goa


Goanese artisans, known for his or her native handicraft things, weave pretty carpets with fascinating colours and patterns. Completely different reasonably carpets together with plush silk carpets, fine knotted cotton durries, durable rugs, fine quality carpets with patterns on a red, ivory, inexperienced and black background. Geometrical specked carpets of quality of around thirty to sixty knots per square inch are created by the delicate artisans.

Kashmiri carpets are out there in lots within the handicrafts stalls of beaches and alternative handicrafts emporiums. These embrace Kashmiri floor coverings referred to as the Namdas, Hook rugs and Gabbas.

Paper Mache

Papier-mache, common in some components of the country, has been place to skilled use by artisans in Rajasthan to manufacture distinctive and attractive-looking items of piece of furniture together with chairs, couches, benches and seats, cupboards and container shelves. These articles are found within the handicraft stalls of Goan Beach Markets and Handicrafts Emporiums.



Anjuna, Mapusa and Calangute Beach markets are ideal searching hubs for various varieties of overpriced or cheap, funky or fashionable, serious or light-weight, aluminous or non-metallic jewellery or accessories. they provide a varied array of impressive jewelries either handcrafted or artistically crafted from silver, bronze and even wood and bamboo. Impressive terracotta and colourful beaded necklaces are out there at reasonable costs.


The dirth of handicraft stalls on the Goan Sea beaches of Anjuna and Baga offer plenty of leather products ranging from leather jackets and gloves to luggage and other accessories. Footwear comes in a variety of traditional embroidery, brocade and textile designs. Fascinating leatherworks such as leather with metallic gold or silvery finish is also available along with articles such as wallets, pouches, handbags and a wide range of belts.


South India is famous for Silk and Cotton textiles and Goa is one of them. Beautiful and luxuriant silk sarees and superb quality cottons are found in the Handicraft and State Emporiums of Goa.

Bronze Figures Woodcarving

Goan workers are also an expert at wooden articles which are beautified in festive colours like red, green, yellow and white by extremely skilled craftsmen from Cuncunolim, South Goa. These colorful objects are called chitaris. The Mapusa Friday market is full of beautiful hand-made stuffs made of raw wood. Wooden products like the coir mats, wood furniture, exquisite wooden carvings and hats made of straw are found here. Creativity is also exhibited in Goan brassware as a large number of expert brass workers at Corlim, Mapusa, specialize in the exquisite candelabrum-like brass oil lamps called samai.

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