Shopping in SilvassaEdit This
There are several items that you can add as souvenirs of your trip in Silvassa
Shopping. Kilvani Road is the main shopping center here with
small shops lined up on both the sides of the road. As Silvassa is
mostly known as place of tribal culture and forest do not expect big
shopping centers here.
Silvassa is well known for Warli paintings, an ancient Indian
folk art tradition of painting and is named after a Maharashtrian tribe.
It is believed that the art originated in Maharashtra. The paintings
mostly depict the harvest season, wedding and birth which all symbolize a
new chapter in life. These paintings are characterized by its pattern
of colors which are mostly white against earthen colors and geometric
designs. Usually the painting depicts the socio-religious customs of the
Silvassa is the hub of these paintings. You can get them from the art
and handicrafts shops in the market. Usually the prices are fixed and it
is better to know the rates beforehand. You can do that by asking the
Tourist Information Center or the hotel help desk.
You can also purchase smoking pipes made by
the tribal people. These pipes are made of beautifully carved woods by the
tribal craftsmen of the region. Even if you are not a smoker this
beautiful piece of art form can add interest to any room in your home. Tribal men and
women use this for smoking to relax themselves after hectic day work.
Sitting in the cool breeze in the evening and smoking with the pipe is
one of their favorite ways of relaxation.
Another very beautiful item that you should pick for yourself is the paper bag. The entire region is gifted with spectacular landscapes and beauty. And the administration takes all the possible means to preserve the beauty. Therefore most of the shops here use recycled paper bags and other green bags. These bags help save the ecosystem as well as they are means of livelihood for many. Locally made bags of raagi flour is one of the beautiful items which you can add to your Silvassa shopping list.
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