Jaipur and handicrafts have almost gone synonymous as the artists and craftsmen here have been modelling these handicrafts into alluring objects of art since centuries.
It’s quite exciting to shop for these handicrafts in the traditional bazaars and popular markets of Jaipur. While some handicrafts are used for home décor the others are being used for daily use. Let’s know a little more about the handicraft in Jaipur…
Blue pottery: Jaipur’s glory has gone far and wide because of its beautiful blue pottery work which is used to make different objects like flower vases, lamp shades, crockery, jewellery boxes, trays etc. The pottery, with its vibrant blue and golden designs, or animal and bird motifs, stands out in its beauty.
As this blue pottery is made of quartz stone, instead of clay, it doesn’t develop cracks easily.
Best places to buy: Kripal Kumbh, Neerja International, Kuber Handicraft, Heritage India, Jawahar Kala Kendra
Lac bangles: These bangles are made of lacquer, which is a type of varnish obtained from wood. They are strikingly beautiful with bold colors and artistic designs. These bangles made up of red and green colours are majorly worn on different festivals and celebratory occasions
With colorful beads, stones or mirror work, these bangles look more beautiful.
Where to buy: M.I. Road, Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Badi Chaupar
Bandhani: Bandhani, also called as tie and dye textile, is one of the major art work of Jaipur, which involves the tying of cloth and then dying it by dipping it into vats of color.
This household craft Bandhani has become a major shopping product of Jaipur.
Where to buy: Tripolia Bazaar, M.I. Road, Kishanpol Bazaar, Sanganer Village, Jauhari Bazar, Nehru Bazar
Puppets: Puppets can be found in every street shop and in every bazaar.
Being stuffed toys that provide enormous entertainment to the villagers and tribals of Jaipur, you can have them as souvenirs or for gifting purposes. They are used for home décor as well as for play toys for children.
Where to buy: Puppet House, Surya Handicrafts, Amit Handicraft Emporium
Kachhi Ghodi: A traditional dance act performed with colorful dummy horses is called as Kachhi Ghodi. The artists enact tales of valor from ancient times as they dance and wield swords to represent the warrior characters.
Where to buy: Walled city