Jew street Cochin/ Ernakulam/ Kerala-Photos of ganapathy statues carved in timber,antique pieces,street side attractions,Elephant toys,clay sculptures


This gallery is the continuation of the previous Jew Street gallery...Got some more photos and am posting it here..This time let me show you some real sculptural marvels aside the street, along with numerous antique pieces collected in the shops all over the place..

If you are a antique piece collector or a person who is a little curious about cultures in the past times you gonna love this place....The place has so many protected remnants from the past time, which can enlighten you with the life style of people lived there and the strength of religious harmony prevailed in times....Ohh have we lost it now!!! hope we w0n't...

Jew street is the witness of harmony between Hinduism and Christianity in kerala from historical times....The scene of Jew synagogue and Palace temple separated by a common wall of the dutch palace gives the proof.....It was the Raja of Cochin 'Ramavarma' who gave land for the jews here to make up their own community..

Hmm am now getting the sweet smell of the past culture while walking here.....oh na... its the aroma of the spices from the street spice shops....Hey... shall we move ...
You gonna get some images of some eye catching forms of handicrafts and arts like timber statues and carvings of the Hindu God Ganapathy, Small elephant timber toys, clay sculptures of Lord Buddha, and some other fancy toys from the street side shops along with some images on the antiques shops of Mattancherry jew street...


ganesha hindu god carved in wood for sale in the shops of mattancherry town jew street cochin kerala"Ganapathi Pouring Blessings To his Worshipers.."..

Can you guess how big is the subject from this photo....Hm i will say.. Its a small wooden plank and am taking the photo in macro mode..After carving the shapes i think the artist had made black markings to add effect to it..

I admire this for the clearcut precision the creator had done in carving this out of wood like painting a picture....What to say, these men are carrying magic in their hands...And a cute creation is before you....



decorative colourful curtain clothes in a fancy shop in mattancherry street side shop,cochin india kerala"Colourful Fancy items and Toys.."

Shops like this are seen around the town...So many cute and colourful toys are there...If kids are with you then you will be compelled to buy..........Hmm they worth for their beauty and vibrant colours, not for the strength.. Ofcourse they are meant for showcasing no, not at all for a tough play....You can see so many small wooden carved toys and ornaments in these shops...

Come on..... i will show you more..



elephant toys made of wood for sale in a street side shop of mattancherry ernakulam kerala,small-wooden-elephants,elephant-toySome of them are Making sounds...Can you hear that!!!

Lion roars, Snakes hizz, birds sings, fly buzz, and elephants?..Hmm the sound made by elephants is Trumpet...

The small elephant toys were seen in the front of a toy shop on our way back to boat..


antiques and sculpture shop from mattancherry old jew street india cochin keralaThe front view of an Antique Shoppe......

Wooden carved sculptures, copper vessels, Big earth made Pots, so many interesting utilities from the past culture..... You can see some type of oil lamps there usually having much number of spiral layers one over the other through a central copper strand, the similar ones used in temples and churches...

You may have heard of Pancha Loha sculptures..These are sculptures made of an alloy of five metals..ie a combination of gold,silver,copper,iron and brass...The sculptures made of this alloy is invaluable and usually panchaloha is used to make sculptures of Gods or Murthys to place in temples...



sculptures made in clay,lord buddha etc are sculptured and put for sale in street shop in mattancherry cochinClay Sculptures.

mmhh a toy community with diversity...Watch the Sree Buddha's sculpture..I like the man standing in the center with raised hands..Hiss balloon like belly is cute..bald headed and wide smile....you may have seen him in many toy shops...




toys and fancy items in a street shop in mattancherry town cochin keralaAgain toys...A glance on the Street side toy shop

You can watch how these people converts invaluable pieces of wood and metals into cute small toys..The row of small elephants are keychains, and so many little cuter things are there..



Just some images from the street side shops of mattancherry town of cochin.. Hope can join you with more soon on some new tourist spots from kerala..their are more and many images on kerala's tourist spots and also attractions from mattancherry in other postings..


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