Rajasthan the shopping paradise has something or the other for all kinds of travelers. There are different ranges of item from arts, crafts, clothes, shoes, jewellery, decoration material and many to offer. You just have to spot the right place and shop till you drop. There are all kinds of shop from high range emporium to local flea market which offers you a great deal of shopping. We presents you with a list of unique items and the places where you can get it from.
Rajasthan Jewellery :
Rajasthan famous for precious and semi-precious stone hand crafted jewellery. The pendants are made of inlaying semi-precious stone and gold into a designed template. Heavy jewellery of silver like neck pieces, earrings, anklets are popular among women. Bangles designed with colorful glass are also very famous and must buy.
Rajasthan Leather Wear :
Rajasthan famous for leather foot wears especially jooti, mojris, which has now become the latest trend. It goes well with Indian traditional dresses, can be also worn with jeans. The hides of animals are used by beating, drying and dyeing in different color. Leather is also used to make musical instruments, bags, pouches. Some of the main towns from where leather wear is good to be purchased are Jaiselmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Barmer.
Rajasthan Paintings :
Some of the amazing, bright and colorful paintings can be found in Rajasthan. The paintings of Rajasthan include Folk painting, Phads and Pichwais, Miniature Art. Kota style paintings are also famous type of art which is made using natural vegetable alkaloids. Its price depends on the quality of work.
Rajasthan Stone Carving :
Stone carving of Rajasthan includes some amazing idols, miniature, panels carved out of white marble, green marble, white and grey soap stone. Unique sand stone and Kota stone are also well known in Rajasthan for carvings done in Palaces and Havelis.
Rajasthan Textile :
Rajasthan is also famous for textiles. Some places where you can get the same :
- Lehria (Udaipur)
- Hand Block Prints(Sanganer, Bagru)
- Bandhej(Jodhpur, Sikar, Jaiselmer, Pali, Jaipur, Udaipur)
- Jhauri Bazaar in Jaipur is famous for bargains for textiles and hand made clothes.
Rajasthan Dhurries and Carpets :
Dhurries and Carpets of Rajasthan are famous all over the world. Weavers weave in attractive different motifs and patterns on the carpet. There are different pattern used like floral, geometric and can be bought from places like Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
Rajasthan Wooden Artifacts :
Rajasthan also famous for shopping wooden artifacts like wooden chairs, tables with marble top, Miniature, Carved cabins Camel-hide stools etc.
Rajasthan Terracotta :
It represents a very old craft of Rajasthan. The image is made of semi-solid paste of mud, dust. Later it is dried and colored. Places where it is found and with its specialty :
- Jaisalmer ( Stone Wares)
- Alwar (Paper Thin Kagii Pottery)
- Bikaner (Painted Pottery with colored lac)
- Jaipur, Molela (Wall plaques with images of deities and heroes)
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