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JAIPURRAJASTHANSHOPPINGFAIR & FESTIVALUSEFUL INFODIL COOL WORLD
Shopping
Jewelry
Paintings
Miniature Art
Phads & Pichwais
Folk Painting
Leatherwear
Stone Carving
Metal Craft
Textile
Blue pottery
Terracota
Dhurries And Carpets
Wooden Artefacts 

|Jewellery | Paintings | Miniature Art | Phads & Pichwais | Folk Painting | Leatherwear | Stone Carving | Metal Craft | Textile | Blue pottery | Terracota | Dhurries And Carpets | Wooden Artefacts

Dhurries And Carpets

Carpets first began to be manufactured in RajasthanThe dhurrie, a simple rug that was once used as an underlay, has now become one of the state's best known weaving traditions. Weavers sit on looms in villages, creating an interesting blend of patterns- mostly geometric, sometimes floral- in an exciting combination of colours. Made from cotton yarn, in areas such as Bikaner and Jaisalmer, the camel-hair, woolen dhurrie too is available. In areas around Tonk, namdahs or felted rugs are manufactured.

Carpets first began to be manufactured in Rajasthan when weavers from Afghanistan were installed in the royal ateliers in the 17th century. Ever since, they have flourished here, with their exuberant colours and geometric motifs finding their way into showrooms around the world. Naturally they are available in the bazaars at a price far lower than they command in stores overseas.

Wooden Artefacts

Wood-sometimes plainWood-sometimes plain often painted- is used to make everything from furniture to artefacts.While the furniture ranges from the made-as old that is such a range all over the world, its contemporary variants include chairs with painted backs, camel-hide stools, marble-top tables and carved cabinets.

Artefacts include a range of animal -horses ,elephants, parrots- that are beautifully painted as well as boxes, chests snuff boxes and other interesting paraphernalia including dancing figurines and dwarpals or guardians of the doors.