Gift a Onakodi and celebrate Onam in virtual space
Onam has an enduring legacy of hope, unity and a sense of equality that enables Keralites to rise above any great tragedy. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic that affected the entire world, many people could not go home during last Onam and give gifts to their loved ones and celebrate. No one can predict what this Onam will be like. Everyone wishes to reach home for the Onam holidays.
It is unknown at this time who all will be able to reach home for this Onam. That is how the 'Gift a Tradition' project was formed to deliver Onakodi (Hand loom set mundu, handloom Saree, Dhoti) and Onam gifts like Aranmula Kannadi, Nettoor Petty, Kathakali face, Kalppetty, Manchadi Kudukka etc along with the message of love to your loved ones. 'Gift a Tradition' from Kerala Arts and Crafts Village has been set up under the Tourism Department of the Government of Kerala.
‘Gift a Tradition’, which avoids intermediaries, will deliver items in a beautiful gift box with Onam greetings written in your handwriting along with Kerala handloom woven Mundu or Mundu and Neryathu or any other gift. ‘Gift a Tradition’ intends to create an experience that conveys the warmth of the Onakodi gift directly.
The craft village was set up by the Uralungal Labour Contract Society, a workers' co-operative society, with the aim to provide employment and decent living to people. The project also aims to provide orders to the maximum number of weavers in all major centers like Chendamangalam, Kuthampully, Balaramapuram, Kallanchira and Kannur and craftsmen from crafts villages all over the state.