Jaipur, Jodhpur, Barmer and
Jaisalmer are traditionally known for their
footwear. Incredibly comfortable and sturdy, the
artistically emroidered uppers.
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Leather is also an essential
raw material for making
instruments, especially percussion
instruments (such as the
dhol) and the
stringed instruments (like
by Rajasthani folk musicians.
Bikaner is known for its
painted lampshades, shields and vases made from
camel hide. Designer hand-bags, purses, belts, hats,
stools and collapsible chairs with graphic
emroideries from Tilonia village near Ajmer also
make a good buy.
Lending the finishing
touches to Bikaner's
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