Photos of Antiques,colourful candlier lamps,sculpture shops and handicrafts from jew street/mattancherry/cochin/kerala.Photos taken with cell phone.

This is the continuation of the previous posting of photo galleries on jew street from Cochin..Here let me give you some more light with photos of things like antiques, handicrafts ,a huge snake boat,elephant sculptures and other goods sold in the old jew street..The street is so lively with much sellers all around and also many spice shops..

Cochin was renowned for its availability of spices from the ancient times, the very matter that attracted Europeans and Arab merchants to kerala.. You can read about that in another posting on Fort Cochin..



chundan valloms the kerala type timber boats used in the famous kuttanadu boat race in alapuzha for sale in an antiques shop in the old mattancherry jew street of india cochin kerala"A Snake Boat as a Whole,... For Exhibition in a Shop"

You may have heard about the snake boat race conducted yearly in Kerala.This is the one used in that....The tourists can buy anything out of these shops and their are some shops which does all the formalities for shipping .....

photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: Auto



colorful candliers or lanthers hung in a shop in old jew street of cochin kerala for sale photographed"To add Colour For the Night..The Hanging colourful lamps outside a Shop"

Some what similar pieces of lights are used inside the Synagogue...But those inside the synagogue are surely precious than these ones for their age, and are bought from some other countries..

photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: Auto


colourful wall lamps or candliers for sale in an antiques shop in cochin jew street of india cochin kerala"The Colourful Cealing"

Entrance to an antique shop decorated with colourful lamps..If you want you can buy them...

photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: Auto


elephants timber sculpture closeup photograph from an antiques shop in india kerala cochin jew street"A closer Look of the exhibition in the antiques shop of jew street cochin...."

The antiques shop is having an entry fee for the exhibition..Somewhat about 50 RS/-.another 50 for photography...So i decided what is better for my pocket....

photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: Auto


antiques shop in cochin jew street displaying antiques pieces and timber sculptures and copper alloy statues for sale and exhibition for the tourists coming to kerala"The huge pieces of Art and Tradition of Kerala exhibited inside the shop.."

Just got a snap from the entry point of the shop.. If you want you can buy anyone of these to your home..

I think its the foreigners who sees and buys these symbols of our culture, and they considers these ones more precious than us.....


photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: Auto


hindu god lord ganesha clay sculpture,ganesha and his fellows sculptured in clay photograph"Am sure the middle one is Ganapathy or Ganesh. Tell me about others if you people know....."

A small wooden plank carving which was shown outside a shop...The photo was taken in macro mode..

photo by: Georjo
Camera: SonyEricsson w810i(2mp)
focus mode: macro


Wana visit the only synagogue in Kerala..

Timings:- 10 - noon, 3 - 5pm..Closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish Holidays..

There is a dress code to enter the synagogue:- Full sleeve shirts and trousers for men, and Women, sport long skirt well below the Knee...Its written that t shirts, sleeveless etc are not allowed..

Even though things are not watched exactly like this for its not practical, but you should be dressed modestly..Thats all..

The place is in Mattancherry..Very near to Cochin or Ernakulam..bus and boat services are always there from Ernakulam.....

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