the handicrafts of Rajasthan are world known. The Rajasthani handlooms and crafts are liked and sought by most markets across world Rajasthan as everyone known is a colorful, lively and vivacious state of vast land and wonderful people. The beauty of the state is spread all over the state and so it is very difficult for tourists to segregate destinations while picking the top attractions of Rajasthan. Every city of Rajasthan has a unique selling point, which no one can overlook. Be it Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Bundi, Shekhawati or any other city you name, there is something or the other interesting about the city, which makes it worthy of visit. Amongst other popular things about Rajasthan, one appealing things is the handicraft industry of the state. In fact, the handicraft market of Rajasthan is the most important and the biggest market of the entire country.
Rajasthan is the largest producer of handicraft items in India. The art and craft of Rajasthan is known around the world. Tourists visiting India always desire to take back souvenirs of Rajasthani handicrafts. Many bright colored and patterned crafts of the state are used to adorn household as interior decoration. Whereas there are other crafts that produces utility products of daily use, garments, accessories and miscellaneous items.
Amongst the variety of Rajasthani handicraft and handlooms, includes, Jewellery – silver, kundan and meenakari, Textile, Handmade Paper, Precious and Semi-Precious Stones -gemstone, Paintings, Leather craft, Marble Handicrafts, hand crafted items – wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver and gold and much more.
Textile :- Rajasthan produces some exquisite Textiles in lovely colorful fabrics. Bandhani or Bandhej are two such gorgeous forms that portray the rich culture of Rajasthan.
These textiles are made using tie and die technique and create very beautiful dress materials like kurtis, suit pieces, sarees, and so on.
Handmade Jewellery :- In Jewelry, meenakari is one of the most attractive and popular forms, which are mostly enameled gold and silver jewellery. Moreover, handmade jewelry pieces are also unique and liked by everyone.
Carpets & Durries :- In case of Carpets & Durries, the woolen carpets of Bikaner, Jaipur and Tonk are worth mentioning. Most of these carpets, which come in stunning designs, are made and knotted by hands. In addition, the cotton durries of Jodhpur and Jaipur are also appealing. Different designs of motifs and pastel shades are used to make these durries.
Blue Pottery :- Blue Pottery is another craft form of Rajasthan, popular for its exquisite work. There are many craftsmen in Jaipur who prepare blue pottery in Rajasthan by using blue, green and white colors.
Wooden Furniture :- Rajasthani wooden furniture is something that you cannot leave when discussion Rajasthani handicrafts. Carved wooden furniture of different styles and design are made in different parts of the state with motif and fine design. Latticework on wood is the most famous of them. Jodhpur and Kishangarh are the places where you can get carved casket, screens, doors, chairs, tables, shelf, etc.
Rajasthan Quilts :- In the list of innumerable Rajasthani crafts, the Rajasthani Quilts also proudly features. You can get a lot of them in Jaipur. The unique selling point of these Jaipuri quilts or Jaipur rajais is that these are light and soft as well as of high quality.
Mojaris/Jutis :- Leather items like Mojaris or Jutis from Rajasthan is a craft form that is extremely popular across the country as well as around the world. These are beautifully embroidered pieces with varied patterns and designs. Jodhpur and Jaipur manufactures some very pretty mojaris and jutis.
Marble Crafts :- This craft produces marble carved wall hangings, sculptures, statues, furniture, flower vases, fireplaces, statues, and so on.
Ivory:- Ivory bangles of Rajasthan and Rajasthan Paintings including murals, frescoes and miniature paintings are also other popular crafts of the state.