The ornate locking system used on the wooden doors of traditional homes tell a story of wealth,
refinement and evolved craftsmanship in a feudal time in Kerala's history.
The traditional wood based architecture of Kerala is based on the architectural principles of Thachu
Shastra, an ancient science of craftsmanship known for its deep understanding of materials - in this case
wood - and its unique properties. A fascinating feature of this time renowned craft is that the wooden
joinery of these structures do not use nails. That is how innovative and precise it is.
Kerala's carpentry is renowned for its precision and intricate carvings. The elegance of these
homesteads, your cottages, is defined by the unique floral and geometric wooden adornments that