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Cluny Embroidery Centre

46 Rue Romain Rolland Street | Hotel Lagrenee de Mezieres, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 233 5669
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intricate embroidery

Absolutely exquisite embroidery done on mats/napkins/doilies/ towels by women. its run by the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Bharat257
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Athens, Greece
Awesome place

This is a must visit place in the city. The embroidery products are very nice and excellent. Can... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
mks3210
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Vellore, India
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A world of stunning hues and delicate shades comes alive as visions of nature are converted into hand-embroidered motifs by women delicately creating inspired masterpieces on a variety of linen. Gentle hands and precise movements bring to life art and poetry. Table cloths, napkins, table runners, bed sheets, pillow covers, hand towels, tray cloths, kitchen towels, curtains, bath towels, baby bed sheets, and wall hangings carry stunning effects and delicate designs - pieces that are perfect as gifts and collectibles. In every stitch of the thread, is a story of pain, a story of survival and a story of triumph. Poor, abused and helpless, many women have found hope and a place where they can live to their potential at the Centre established by the Sisters. Trained in creating exquisite embroidery, these women are enabled to support themselves and their families, thus also providing them hope and happiness. The art of embroidery has opened for these women, the doors of freedom.
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14 Apr 2018
“intricate embroidery”
30 Mar 2018
“Awesome place”
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46 Rue Romain Rolland Street | Hotel Lagrenee de Mezieres, Pondicherry 605001, India
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+91 413 233 5669
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Absolutely exquisite embroidery done on mats/napkins/doilies/ towels by women. its run by the nuns. A bit expensive but definitely worth it. Very detailed flowers/ butterflies / motifs.

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Gerald Sridhar S, Ambassador at Cluny Embroidery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bharat257 for your kind comment. All donations, which go directly to the women, can make a difference, thank you for your support!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a must visit place in the city. The embroidery products are very nice and excellent. Can spend a lot of time here.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The place offers some of the best embroidery products that you will ever see, and you can witness the whole embroidery process in front of you! This place employs heaps of women who do embroidery as a source of income. No wonder it is a...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful place where time has stopped for the pleasure of the visitor who enjoys discovering heritage architecture and outstanding linen art&craft. If you are happy enough to visit on a day when Aloka is present and illuminates the place by her joyful...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We are a crazy family and we go to any extent to make sure that we get what we want. The Cluny Embroidery Centre is a must visit and to see the women knitting and the embroidery is worth it. We were on the lookout...More

Thank pinkhead17
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

In a beautiful setting right in the middle of the French quarter, they sell lovely towels, panels etc. As they had run out of a matching handtowel to go with a bath towel, they offered to embroider one for me within less than 48 hours....More

Thank Olivier p
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

How could I have missed this treasure on previous trips to Pondi? The leadership has changed and now visitors are welcome to enter and watch the women work. The women stitching are learning a dying trade and making money to support their families. Mostly the...More

Thank ECTravelerW
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

this is the hub of the famous convent embroidery...so delicate and so so intricate and just as extremely exorbitant. But if you think that the money is actually going in helping the women who are sitting there and using their hands and straining their eyes...More

1  Thank Cheenu J
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sister Augsta, if i can recall the name correctly was the perfect host. A very sweet and a caring soul. The accidental visit to this caringly maintained place was a very short Bliss/Break during our the last minute unplanned visit to Pondichery with my family.

Thank Sunil R
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

A beautiful, serene building and gardens, embroidery of highest quality. The building is beautiful and it is almost like meditation, sitting here, enjoying the gardens and the peace of a dozen odd women working calmly. The resulting pieces are of the highest quality. Sister Augsta...More

2  Thank SuchetaPotnis
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Response from Cheenu J | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no lodging available at Cluny's. You would have to check the hotels in Pondicherry for accommodation. Pls check my review for Palais de Mahe..
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