The Central Cottage Industries Emporium, popularly known as "Cottage", "CCIC", "CCIE" and "Cottage Emporium" is a mirror setting of Handicrafts and Handlooms, in the Indian art & craft scenario for over 50 years. It preserves and nurtures the rich heritage of a culture dating back to over 5000 years, unfolding a rich saga of breathtaking masterpieces by skilled artisans.
To preserve and share traditional craftsmanship globally, the Cottage was formed in the year 1952. It is a breathtaking showcase of handicrafts and handlooms sourced from all over the country from dedicated artisans famed nationally and internationally. Thus transforming itself into an effective and efficient enterprise to present a part of the dynamic Indian culture.
Over the last 60 years, the Emporium has attracted well-known personalities like Queen Elizabeth II of England, Queen Farah of Iran, Jacquiline Kennedy and a host of dignitaries from across the world.