area has its own unique style that follows the age-old
traditions. Be it the regal and classic forms of jewelry adorned
by the Royals, Aristocrats and Nobles done in real Gold,
Platinum with precious stones embedded to lend glamour or the
rural who prefer the reasonable, chunky Silver or the cheap
metal with coloured glass cuts to give it an effect.
Some of the most charming and attractive hand crafted jewelry
comes from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is famous for its jewelry
industry and it is one of the world's largest centre for
hand-cutting of gems. It is India's important source for
precious and semi precious stones like; Ruby, Emerald,
Garnets, Agate, Amethyst, Topaz, Lapis lazuli, Carnelian, etc.
are nowhere more vibrant and expressing than that of Rajasthan.
Tradition of painting traces back to the dawn of civilisation.
Traces of earth colour drawings on walls and intricate motifs of
geometrical and natural designs on clay vessels and potteries
have been unearthed in the proto-historic Harappan sites of
Kalibangan and Peelibanga in north-western Rajasthan. And these
traditions of decorating dwellings and articles are still alive.
Rajasthan, is known for its miniature paintings, reflecting an
incredible portfolio of scenes from myth and legend to history
to nature. The variation in art of painting ranges from Wall
paintings on Palaces to huts, Miniature paintings,
Phad and Pichwais. Though many use synthetic colours, the
traditional painters use mineral and vegetable dyes. The cost of
the painting depends on an artist's workmanship.