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Textiles
 
Rajasthani textiles come in a fascinating range of dyed and block-printed fabric which are further embellished by embroidery. Each region has its own special colour scheme, design and technique.
 
Hand-block printed textiles of the townships of Sanganer and Bagru near Jaipur have won the hearts of millions at home and abroad. You can check out some fabulous stuff at Soma Shop (Web Link). Jaipur's quilts are a hot favourite with most visitors.
 
Hand block-printed -  Click to enlarge Hand block-printed textiles.
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Tie-and-dye textiles, called bandhej or bandhani are an important Rajasthani craft. Different methods are used to tie the fabric into small points and produce various patterns like lehariya, mothda, ekdali and shikari. The best bandhej comes from Sikar and Jodhpur, while Jaipur, Barmer, Pali, Udaipur and Nathdwara are the other centres.
 
Carpets & Durries | Jewellery | Leatherware
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Tie-and-dye textiles.
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Tie-and-dye textiles - Click to enlarge
Zari and gota are lavishly used in bridal and formal costumes. One can pick up saris or even cushion covers with this elaborate mettalic thread embroidery.
Woodwork
Small carved wooden chests and boxes with brass inlay and laquer work are the some of the most popular items, together with sandalwood statues. For those who don't mind the extra bulk, there also is a wide range of grand furniture, reminiscent of the royal era.
Wooden chair with brass inlay work.
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Wooden chair with brass inlay work -  Click to enlarge
Tilonia (near Ajmer) furniture also stands out for its fine emroidery work done on leather. As also the extravagantly carved furniture from Barmer region.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts continued...
Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
Destinations
Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
Awards
People
Wildlife
Rural Bazaars
Music & Dance
Shopper's Paradise
Forts & Palaces
Fairs & Festivals
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