Here are some of the famous traditional handicrafts of Rajasthan that you should not miss out on.
The long tradition of jewellery making in Rajasthan is reflected in sparkling form across silver, gold and diamond jewellery. The state is famous for its contemporary yet ethnic style of jewellery, ranging from mirrored lac bangles, glass bangles, Kundan jewellery, Jadau necklaces, Meenakari jewellery, Thewa jewellery and more. Rajasthan is also known for the precious gems and stones, embellished into gold or silver jewellery. These jewellery pieces on display adorn the street markets of Jodhpur and Jaipur.
Carpets & Rugs
Rajasthani carpets and rugs are known for their colour, quality and designs. They account for some of the finest handmade handicrafts of Rajasthan and are made of cotton fibre and silk. The floral patterns, bold and striking colours and unique themes make these handicrafts truly eye-catching and breathtaking. Carpets and rugs are mainly manufactured in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar and Udaipur. These hand-knotted handicrafts are best used for home decor.
The leatherware industry of Rajasthan is quite famous worldwide. Rajasthani cobblers are known for tendering premium quality leather footwear known as Mojaris and Juttis. The decoration of the footwear is enhanced by beads, sequin and colourful threads. Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Barmer are a few famous places that produce traditional leather footwear. The other famous crafts of Rajasthan made of leather are handbags, purses, hats, belts, caps, sandals, shoes, lamps, musical instruments such as dhapli, dhol, tabla, and even furniture such as chairs and stools.
Apart from the above mentioned, Rajasthan also produces a number of other famous handicrafts like puppets, woodcrafts, paintings, stone carvings, ivory jewellery, glass crafts and metalware. These handicrafts are the sole reason why some visit Rajasthan. Revel in the best that Rajasthan has to offer by embracing these priceless handicrafts and enjoying a regal stay at Neemrana’s Hill Fort Kesroli or Tijara Fort Palace, in Alwar.