Sagarika Emporium and cottage industry which is located at a busy street of MG road, City centre, Port Blair was established by Government officials of Andaman Island to preserve and encourage their local handicraft and art culture. Since we understand that its proximity with Island results in offering this territory a plethora of sea shells and sea stones which in turn allows local people to make utility of such products to enunciate something brilliant and unusual from it.
Local people here has been doing a work of handicraft since immemorial to time and their ancestor practically could leave them with this skill which in present situation is earning them a lot of fame and respect. Their contrasting skills to mould anything and everything to create something exclusive from simple things talk s about their wisdom and in Sagarika emporium traveler would have splendid opportunity to buy some locally crafted souvenir.Things to look for
As mentioned above their natural skills to mould anything and everything is just a blessing and while strolling around the busy market of MG road you would definitely see some of their striking creation which is totally amazing. Some of their local creation is coconut lamp shades, sea shells products, wooden trays, intricate wooden carving, sea shell murals and jewelry etc. Another interesting thing to notice while walking here is their extensive bamboo items which could be considered as a main souvenir items to collect to understand their amazing forte and cultural diversity.
We know that Andaman and Nicobar Island is precisely dominated by Tribal community and tribal people have always earned fame in creating something outstanding. Here at this shop traveler would have an opportunity to see myriad collection such as t-shirts, salt and pepper shakers, pearl jewelry, handbags, tea cups, wood and paper Mache tribal mask, coconut shell etc.
Address: MG road, City centre, Port Blair.
Timing 9 am till 7 pm.