range of items is matchless even while it is seasoned in its simplicity.
Rajasthan Shopping has something for almost every single traveler,
exhibiting a wide range of arts and crafts.
Rajasthan is an ideal travel destination to shop items like handicrafts,
jewelry, textile, miniature paintings etc. The shops (marketplaces) in
Rajasthan overflows with products and there is a superb glitter of colours
all around. Brilliant work carved on handicrafts or the splendour of gems
and jewels, shopping in Rajasthan offers it all and even more. The colours
bloom and dance on the textiles and fabrics with silver or gold threads
ornamenting. These are complimented with the variety of Silk-threads, Beads,
Gota, Zari, Zardosi, Banarasi, etc. designed by the age old families of
Shopping in Rajasthan will satisfy you completely. And believe me, you will
not find them elsewhere.
Some of the exquisite things you can purchase here are :
Rajasthan's each corner has its own unique style that comes with the
age-old traditions. Be it the kingly and classic forms of jewelry adorned by
the Royals, Aristocrats and Nobles done in real Gold, Platinum with precious
stones embedded to lend glamour or the rural who prefer the reasonable,
chunky Silver or the cheap metal with coloured glass cuts to give it an
Rajasthan is famous for stone carvings. Be it white marble, pink Dholpur,
green Kota, white and grey soapstone, almost all types of exquisite stones
are used to make an elegant statuary, figurines, idols, carved panels,
elaborate jharokhas for gardens and pavilions.
Rajasthan is famous for tie & dye (bandhni) prints and block prints on
textiles. The textile of Rajasthan is truly exceptional. It has an amazing
range of dyed and block printing fabrics. Each region has its own special
colour-scheme, design and technique.
Rajasthan is also very renown for leather work and leather goods. The hides
of dead animals is used by skilled cobblers for Jooties (foot-wear), chairs,
musical instruments, mojaries, etc. The Jooties of Rajasthan reflects the
unique style of every region they belong to.
Miniature Art, Phads & Pichwais, Folk Painting and more, Rajasthan has
varied class of paintings, unique in itself. This is one item which you will
buy, without giving a second thought.
An exquisite art form, exported from Persia under the patronage of Maharaja
Ram Singhji. Blue Pottery was first introduced in Rajasthan. This new art
form with an outstanding recipe of distinguished material like the ground
quartz stone is one best buy item in Rajasthan shopping. The colour schemes
are also brilliant like, blue (oxide of cobalt), Green (oxide of copper) and
the external white.
Rajasthan represents some of the finest metal work of India. In Rajasthan
the metal works are done using enamelled silver that is used for almost all
things, from pill-boxes to figurines.
Durries are simple rugs, once used as an underlay, has now become one of
the state's best known weaving traditions. Shopping in Rajasthan offers some
beautifully carved and excellently woven durries and carpets with exquisite
You can also buy some wooden items, which are exclusively made in
Rajasthan. Wooden items -sometimes plain often painted - is used to make
everything from furniture to artifacts.
Terracoat is an endemic craft of Rajasthan. Terracota - saw dust, mashed
and mixed finely with mud and clay in a semi solid paste on which the image
is sculpted and later dried and polished in colour retaining its natural mud
hue. Terracota make best of decorative items with authentic ethnicity. You
can purchase few of them to give your home an extraordinary look.