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Art and Craft of Rural Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a treasure trove for the traditional art lovers perhaps more than any other state in India. Rajasthan is known for its traditional art and crafts all over the world. These unique art and crafts have captivated the heart of people of the entire world for many decades. The royalty of Rajasthan is present in every aspect of its art and craft like murals, paintings, wood craft and the multi-coloured tie and dye garments. The beautifully accomplished art and crafts are admired and preserved not only by the local people, but also popular among the tourists. Every year, millions of travellers travel to Rajasthan, just to purchase the unique range of art and crafts. Today, Rajasthan has earned a immense popularity, due to its rich handicrafts, which is also a striking part of the Rajasthan culture. Rajasthan is also popularly known as the Shopper’s paradise. Here, the tourists can buy the tie-and-dye fabrics in vibrant colours, block printing, embroidery, wooden furniture, carpets, blue potteries and mirror work in some of the famous cities of Rajasthan. Other famous handicrafts comprises of Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, fine block printed textiles, Meenakari work, Rajasthani Jooties, wood and ivory carvings, tattoos, lacquer and filigree work, delicately cut precious stones, semi precious stones, traditional paintings, Kota-doria and lahriya sarees, murals and exquisite enameled Jewelleries. Wood, metal and Stone are used by today’s craftsmen to create decorative and utility items that shoppers often find irresistible.

Shopping Items in Rural Rajasthan

Rajasthan, especially the villages have been always a rich source of antiques. However so much of the old objects are sold out to the big hotels or have been brought out of the country already since the English ruling time in Rajasthan that not much is left in the state as real antiques.

Blue Pottery

              Blue Pottery               Blue Pottery              Blue Pottery                   Blue Pottery


                Durrie                     Durrie                   Durrie
               Carpets                     Carpets                  Carpets                   Carpets
               Fabrics               Fabrics               Fabrics                   Fabrics
Colours & Dyes of Rajasthan

Colours & Dyes

          Colours & Dyes           Colours & Dyes                   Colours & Dyes
Furniture and Wood
       Furniture and Wood          Furniture and Wood        Furniture and Wood        Furniture and Wood
Gesso Work
           Gesso Work               Gesso Work                 Gesso Work                  Gesso Work
Jewellery and Gemstones
     Jewellery and Gemstones      Jewellery and Gemstones     Jewellery and Gemstones     Jewellery and Gemstones
Kundan Meenakari
             Kundan                 Kundan                 Kundan                       Kundan
Leather Ware
             Leather Ware              Leather Ware             Leather Ware               Leather Ware
Metal Crafts
             Metal Crafts               Metal Crafts                Metal Crafts                  Metal Crafts
           Painting              Painting               Painting                  Painting
                Puppets                  Puppets                 Puppets                   Puppets
Stone Carving
            Stone Carving              Stone Carving             Stone Carving             Stone Carving
             Terracotta                 Terracotta               Terracotta                 Terracotta
Rajasthan Cities Famous For Art and Crafts

Some of the old and famous bazaars of Jaipur are Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Khazane walon ka rasta, Johari Bazaar and Sanganer from where you can buy famous jewellery stones and semi precious stones, hand-block prints, minute mirror work, printed carpets, Blue pottery, tie-and-dye odhnis and the block printed dresses in the form of modern garments, bed-spreads and table-cloths. Jaipur is also famous for its textiles, Rajasthani embroidered Jooties, embroidered hand-bags and fabrics, popular lahariya saris and other saris, leather goods, furniture.


Udaipur also has many shopping arcades. Some of them are Bapu Bazaar, Khadi Gram Udyog, Kala Niketan, Clock Tower and Hathipol, from where you can buy the famous ready made textiles, jewelleries, local bheels images, Rajasthani jootis, Rajasthani silver, block printed bedspreads, wooden and camel souvenirs, handicrafts, Rajasthan silver, block printed bedspreads and the popular lahariya and other saris. The Shilpgram is a popular craft village, which is about 3 kms from Udaipur and famous for unique collection of handicrafts, weaving, embroidery and mirror work.


From Jodhpur, you can buy tie and dye saris, handicrafts, textiles, leather goods, embroidered shoes and utensils.

     Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur        Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur        Clock tower, Jodhpur     Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur

In Shekhawati, you can buy the unique art and crafts. From Shekhawati, you can buy the Shekhawati painting, murals, souvenirs, furniture, chairs, cradles, and tie-dye fabrics. Mukundgarh is known for beautiful textiles, brass and iron scissors whereas Mandawa is known for bangles and fabrics.


Bikaner is another renowned city for its exquisite crafts, leather goods, miniature paintings, and wooden products, made from camel and sheepskin. Some of the main shopping areas in Bikaner are Kot Gate, King Edward Memorial Road and Station Road, from where you can buy souvenirs and handcrafted items.


Jaisalmer is another preferred tourist city for art and crafts. There are scores of narrow lanes shops in its bustling markets, which still retain a medieval charm. In Jaisalmer, you can buy embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, wooden ornaments, rugs, blankets, antiques and old stonework, colorful handcrafted items, bandhini fabrics (tie and dye), silver jewelleries, puppets, Rajasthani jooties, woven jackets, leather items. In Jaisalmer, you can also buy the wall hangings. Wall hangings are made from pieces of old clothing, with mirror work and intricately embroidered fabric. These hangings ranges from small cushion-sized squares to bedspread-sized pieces.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is an enchanting hill resort for shopping. From here you can take back home the variety of Rajasthani fabrics, Kota saris, linen with Sanganeri prints, lightweight Jaipury quilt, metal, stone, marble and wooden curios, handicrafts, Textiles, Jewellery. Some of the popular areas for buying art and crafts in Mount Abu are Nakki Lake, Khadi Bhandar, Kashmir Cottage emporium.

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