The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is India's window to the world that showcases its rich traditional art and cultural forms. It was built in 1952 with the effort and enthusiasm of a group of ardent art lovers of the country. The emporium is located at the Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Janpath.
The large collection of the emporium has the best and the finest of works of art from every corner of the nation and these include sculptures, paintings, artefacts, metal ware, accessories, jewellery, craft items, herbal products, woodcraft, pottery, stoneware and marble craft.
The emporium has gained its name worldwide for its authentic handloom and handicraft produced. It also serves millions of families who earn a livelihood producing these beautiful pieces of art. Apart from the production of these items, they also have expanded their horizons and experimented in marketing and promoting the finished goods, shipping them across the world at affordable prices.
They also provide customised gift-wrapping services. Each product displayed here is unique in its own respect. The items here have a rich culture, folklores, traditions or special skills to boast of. You can see for yourself the works done by craftsmen, weavers and the folk artists for you and get awe-struck.
The Central Cottage Industries Emporium also operates in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The emporium has been attracted by celebrities and national delegates like Prime Ministers and heads of states and ambassadors.