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Shopping in Rajasthan

Shopping in Rajasthan

Handicrafts of Rajasthan are famous throughout India and abroad. Rajasthan enjoys a high reputation for the manufacture of jewelry in precious and semi-precious stones and is famous for cutting, polishing and setting of these stone, particularly diamonds, topaz and emeralds. Specialized Setting Jewelry of Rajasthan such as Manihar, Minakar, Patwri etc., employs different skills of specialized workers.

The brass work of Rajasthan is of immaculate quality. Jaipur enamel or Minakari, mostly done on gold and silver has always been a class of its own. Rajasthan is famous for its textiles. Sanganeri and Bagru block prints of Jaipur are renown worldwide. Bandhej (tie and dye) print is another typical fabric of the region. Jaipur also stocks the light weighing Jaipuri quilts that weighs from a few hundred grams to a kilogram.

The stone and marble carving industry is also famous art of Rajasthan. The stone used is either procured from within Jaipur or from the marble mines of makrana, the famous quarry that provided all the marble stone for one of the wonders of the world at Agra, the Taj Mahal. The carvings, portraits and busts created in Rajasthan are held in high esteem worldwide.

The art of Blue Pottery has its origin way back in the reign of Sawai Jai Singh II. Made of crushed quartz, fuller's earth and sodium sulphite, and fired in kilns at high temperature, blue pottery consists of hand painting in various shades of blue and more recently, of the addition of colors such as yellow, pink and green, to a range of pottery ware that includes tiles, vases, bowls, mugs, urns, doorknobs, even costume jewelry.

Some of the famous artifacts found in different cities of Rajasthan include:

Pushkar: The famous Pushkar Fair hosts shops with fabrics, embroideries, utensils, terracotta pots, trinkets, silver jewelry, camel saddles, blankets, shawls, beads, bangles and other baubles.
Kota: Kota is famous for its small checked-weave cotton saris in floral prints called Kota doriyas.

Shekhawati: The low legged Shekhawati chairs, wood carvings, metal utensils, terracotta pots, trinkets, silver jewelry, camel saddles, blankets, shawls, beads, bangles etc.

Udaipur: Paintings of the miniature and pichwai variety, as terracotta tables and plaques shops are aplenty in Udaipur. Also available are locally dyed fabrics and textiles, embroideries, wooden toys, white metal objects d'art, silver enamel artifacts, and image of Krishna in the Nathdwara style.

Barmer: Vibrant embroideries, woolen dhurries, and stone carvings of Barmer are a all time favorite.

Bikaner: Renown for camel products such as leather footwear, and its brilliant gesso work. Wool carpets, blankets, light cotton quilts, brilliantly dyed cotton fabrics are its specialties.

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