Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

There is one place in Kolkata that is a semi-open air market with state sponsored stores from all over India that sell their state specific handicrafts (Kashmiri painted paper mache items, carved wood, fabrics, paintings, copper, etc.). That’s about it. - Aug 2021

Lots of arts and crafts one could buy. - Dec 2020

Arts and crafts. - Sep 2015

Local crafts. Shopping in Kolkata is not as interesting as other major cities in India. - Dec 2010

While shopping in Kolkata pretty much sucks, you can still purchase incredible fabrics, textiles, shawls etc. And on trips to Delhi or Mumbai or other places you will find furniture and other interesting stuff. There is lots to buy, but not in Kolkata. - Jun 2009

In Kolkata, not much, but if you travel, plenty! Rugs, jewelry, furniture, textiles, you name it, it's in India. - Mar 2009

There are a lot of local handicrafts and artwork, but the quality really varies. - May 2008

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