Textile of Rajasthan has a fascinating range of dyed and block
printing fabrics. Each state has its own special colour-scheme
design and technique. The various types of Textile are:-
prints- the quilts of Sanganer, Bagru are the favourites.Tie
and dye- Bandhej, Bandani, Lehriya, Batik, Mothra, Ekdali,
Shikari, Cheent comes under this category.Bandhej- Bandhej
of Jodhpur, Sikar, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Pali, Udaipur, Jaipur
is more popular.The lehriya is an entire line of cloth is
dyed in different colours. Udaipur's lehriya work is well known.
Samdar Lehar, Phagun are the designs to be worn in the
Textile and fabric colouring and dying can be seen at length in
the communities of Leelgarhs and Rangrez. The Chunari
and Bandhej ( the art of tying a small point on the cloth by
threads and later dyed with the required colours . After drying
when opened, there is a small circle in the white splashed
around the fabric)is known as tie and dye. Jodhpur, Jaipur,
Bikaner are famous for this. In addition, the art of embellished
fabrics with embroidery using thread-work, mirror work or gold
brocade is prevalent.
Block Printing in vegetable dyes is another famous art.
Carved wooden blocks soaked in different colours and pasted on
the fabric. Main Market of these products are Jaipur,
Sanganer and Bagru.
Zari - Gota, zardosi, banarsi for formal and bridal
ensembles, metallic and threaded embroidery.