|Jaipur - the Pink city|
The handicrafts material is Jaipur are titled as one of the unique and distinctive features of Jaipur culture identifies by many forms the handicrafts of Jaipur offers the wide variety of segments from small to large which typically describes the real and pure art of Jaipur. the craftsmen in Jaipur are stated to commit their whole life just into making handicrafts for the city and developing the city one step ahead in art and craft form.
Jaipur is not only titled as the best destination to experience the handicrafts products, but also serves as the ONLY destination to realize that how unique and innovative are the craftsmen of Jaipur. nothing is to be compared of the talent and innovations involved by the craftsmen of Jaipur. the art and craft form in Jaipur since the bygone era has played an important and crucial role in making the city a destination of pure craft without any artificial ingredients into the crafts form of the state Rajasthan.
The different segments of handicraft products in Jaipur:
Type of handicrafts
|Puppets||Puppets are the most famous segments of handicrafts in Jaipur which are made of woods and dressed in Rajasthani apparels. Puppets are used in Rajasthani puppet shows and sometimes people also like to take the puppets to adore the house with the presence of the same.|
|Stationery||The stationery products like folder, pens, files, holders etc. are also the part of the handicrafts segments in Jaipur. these handicrafts stationery products are only made in Jaipur and exported in many areas of the world.|
|Home decor||Home decor segments like wall holders, curtain holders etc, are also circumference in the category of handcrafts of Jaipur. the crafted home decor things in Jaipur are unique and adds on to the beauty of the home and give it a distinctive look offering the a rooms of Rajasthani culture.|
|Face masks||Face masks are also one of the segments which are made by pure clay mud and then painted with beautiful colors. These are categorized as handicrafts as they are made by the experienced and trained craftsmen in Jaipur|
|Flower pots||The city Jaipur offers various shapes and sizes of flower pts from small to giant made by the artists. The flower pots in Jaipur are made by the craft mud and then decorated with different and beautiful hues|
|Kitchen wears||Kitchen wears like clay pot, clay utensils are also categorized into handicrafts as they are made by the craftsmen of Jaipur using the clay mud|
|Sheets and covers||Sheets and covers in Jaipur which are generally known as sanganeri prints and Bagru paints are also the segment of handicrafts as it offers the printing done with hands of artists|
BLUE POTTERY- Among the popular handicrafts of Jaipur, Blue pottery is most famous kind of handicraft available in Jaipur. Porcelain clay is used to make Artifacts and many coloured powder are use in the decoration of these handicrafts but specially typical blue shiny powder is used. blue pottery exhibition are put up in many places of the city. Where each and every customer can take a look and buy them. Blue pottery handicrafts are used in the interior decoration of many hotels and luxurious houses. Handicrafts like Flower pots, vases, Lamps, etc are very common in this kind of pottery work.
LAC BANGLES- Handicrafts also include the Lac bangles,Jaipur Lac bangles are known all over the world. Most of this work has been limited to homes of the artisans only. Even Gold bangles have lac work on it. Earlier people used to make precious gems out of it, and people who use to make these gems were called “lakharas”. Lac bangles made up of red and green colours which are majorly worn on different festive and celebrating occasions for eg. Teej, Weddings, birth occasions etc. The bangles are also available in different sizes, the speciality of these angles are that if they get broken or damaged they can be easily repaired.
BANDHANI- Bandhani print of Jaipur as its own elegance and importance in the Jaipur Handicrafts. The suits, fabric and sarees with Jaipur Badhani print is famous in world. And this work is typically being done in a large amount in the city. Bandhani prints are famous for its vibrant colours and traditional prints and motifs. Tourists specially come to the city to buy these Bandhani apparels. The major fabric used in bandhani printing is generally cotton, sometimes Silk is also used. Other than apparels, bandhani turbans are also very famous which are worn on weddings and festivals etc.
All the craftsmen, even today happens to share their talent with the world since they ar born. The past generation of craftsmen with no second thought had dedicated with every breathe of life to successfully endorse the culture of Jaipur in the form of handicrafts, which is undoubtedly a statement of worth and respect. All the craftsmen even today are honoured and respected every where because of their amazing and unique talent they demonstrate in the form of handicrafts products. Jaipur handicrafts is a typical and unique segment in Jaipur offering their talent and innovation to step up the creativity and culture found in Jaipur, the capital city of royal Rajasthan. Just as the state Rajasthan is titled royal, the same essence is realized in the handicrafts of Jaipur offering the soul of creativity and innovation by the craftsmen of Jaipur.
Jaipur Jewellery Art
Jaipur is a remarkable name on the globe as largest exporter of Gold, Diamond and Stone Jewelry in Asia. Jaipur jewelry markets are one of the biggest jewelry markets in India.
As Rajputs' were very fond of jewelry, the jewelry business established and nourished in Jaipur during the reign periods of Rajput rulers. Especially, during the reign period of Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur became the central hub of India for jewelry of precious and semi-precious stones as well as for remarkable gold and silver work. Jaipur city is now renowned globally for cutting, finishing, carving and polishing the precious and semi-precious stones used in large variety of Jaipuri Jewelry. Jaipur is the only city finishing Tanzanite (blue diamond) in the world.
Meenakari and Kundan work are the world famous techniques used in Jaipur jewelry.
Jaipur Kundan work
Kundan work is art of setting stone in gold and silver.
Jaipur Meenakari work
Meenakari is a technique to enamel jewelry so that the stones do not come out easily and also the jewelry does not get stuck in cloths.
Jaipur Lacquer Art and Craft
Maharaja Ram Singh, Ruler of Jaipur originated lacquered art in Jaipur in 18th century. Lacquer is a type of varnish made from sap of Asian Lac Tree. At high temperatures it becomes soft like dough, and at low temperatures it becomes hard again. Because of this unique characteristic, lacquer can be easily shaped into any form. In Jaipur, lacquer is used to make jewelry and handicraft items and it is also used in enameling other kind of artworks. Colors are added to lacquer by mixing pigments to create beautiful decorative designs. World famous Jaipuri Nakkashi or pattern work is the special style of decoration of lacquer artwork and lacquer jewelry.
Jaipur Metal Art
Jaipur art and craft includes a wide range of metal work. Jaipur is predominantly famous for its koftagari, brass engraving, bronze art and lacquering work.
Koftgari Art :
Koftgari is an overlay art in which thick gold or silver wires are pressed by special tool, after that it is heated and pressed by a polished stone. This way, a coat of artistic design of one metal is applied on another in the form of wire.
Brass Engraving Art :
Jaipur is big exporter of brass engraving statues and decorative items. Brass engraving is a process of etching surface of brass article with a special tool to create a design i.e. floral patterns, scenes etc. Artisans of Jaipur are expert in brass engraving work.
Lacquering Art :
Surface of an item is coated with beautiful lacquer designs. Lacquer designs may cover the whole body or a particular part of the item.
Bronze Art :
Jaipur has expertise in making bronze sculptures, swords, shields etc.
Jaipur Sanganeri Block Print Art
Sanganer, Jaipur is the only export hub of Sanganeri Hand Block Print fabrics. Hand blocks of particular pattern designs are made by wood and the artisan print the beautiful design on cotton cloth manually with natural colors. Beautiful folk designs, floral patterns with fragrance of natural colors makes it heart winning fabric.
Jaipur Leather Art and Craft
Jaipur's leather art and craft is popular all over the world. Hand made leather shoes, hand-bags, vases, purses, painted lampshades, belts, hats, shields, stools and collapsible chairs made in Jaipur are famous worldwide.
Jaipur leather shoes are famous because of ethnic designs and Kashida work on shoes. These shoes are known as Mojari or Jaipuri Jooti. In addition to royal and ethnic designs, these Mojaris are very comfortable to wear and the most unique feature is the temperature inside Mojari maintains almost equal to body temperature. Due to this unique feature of Mojari, it can wear in all seasons.
Jaipur is the largest manufacturer of hand knotted wool carpets, hand knotted silk carpets, hand tufted carpets, natural fibers carpets, shags, durries etc.
Jaipur's most popular hand knotted wool carpets are made with rich natural colors by the hands of master artisans which fascinates rooms all over the world.
Luxurious hand knotted silk carpets are made with 60% silk and 40% wool. Luxurious and rich designs, worm tones with inviting colors and grace for any environment are created with combination of silk and wool.
HEach strand of yarn is hand-spun and hand-twisted to create a unique touch.
Natural fiber carpets are made of durable, lightweight and insulting "Natural Jute". Carpets are woven by hand, no machine is used.
Jaipur wool shags made with 75% of finest quality wool and 25% natural cotton are very rich in designs, and have exceptional level of softness and comfort.
Jaipur Durries are made of 100% cotton and are hand woven. A particular design is given by twisting 5 or 6 strands of specific dyed wool yarn.
Jaipur quilts (Jaipuri Rajai) are made of very thin layer of cotton and are capable to prevent totally the flow of cool air and keeps the wearer warm. Jaipur quilts are extremely light weight quilts having weight as low as 250gm. These very soft and cozy quilts are surprisingly very warm in spite their weight. Beautiful silk or cotton outer cover of quilts with Rajasthani prints in natural colors gives natural feeling.