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Arts and Crafts
Carpets and Durries
A durrie in the making - Click to enlarge A durrie in the making.
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Though a bulky item to carry home, the woollen carpets of Bikaner and Jaipur (generally based on Persian and Caucasian styles) and the traditional cotton durries (cool light rugs, mostly in pastel shades with a sparse use of geometrical motifs) can liven up even the dullest of floors.
 
Jewellery
 
Rajasthan became famous for its jewellery industry from very early times, being an important source of precious and semi-precious stones such as emerald, garnet, agate, amethyst, topaz and lapiz lazuli.
 
 
Leatherware | Paintings | Pottery | Puppets
Stone Craft | Textiles | Woodwork
Though Jaipur is internationally renowned for its exquisite Kundan (the art of setting precious stones in gold) and meena (enamel) jewellery, meenakari is also done in Nathdwara near Udaipur.
 
A Kundan- Meena set.
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Kundan Jewellery - Click to enlarge
 
Lac and glass bangles are a special attraction of Rajasthan and are made in a variety of colours and designs in Jaipur and Jodhpur.
 
Silver is commonly worn by rural women and one can pick up old tribal silver jewellery as well.
 
 
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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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