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Visit Manjal, our craft store

The crafts currently being supported by the Foundation include the Chettinad Kottan which is the traditional palm leaf basket of the region, handmade tiles from the village of Athangudi, the Kandanghi sari both in cotton and silk, the Chettinad lime-egg plaster and plastic tape and knotted wire baskets and totes.

About the Foundation

The M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation was started in the year 2000 by Ms. Visalakshi Ramaswamy. It is a non-profit organization that supports and undertakes documentations of, and works towards the revival of rural crafts, textiles and architecture that are fast disappearing today.

The Foundation helps traditional crafts people, especially women, adapt to change and regain their place in the economic mainstream and become self-sustaining producer groups with direct marketing ability.

Our product range

Eco-friendly gift packaging, home accessories and personal accessories in palm leaf, Kandanghi cotton and silk saris, fabric bags and potlis, plastic baskets and Athangudi tiles.

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