The capital of Rajasthan is famous as Pink City. But the second famous thing in the city Jaipur is handicrafts. Numerous designers and craftsmen contributed to making the Jaipur handicrafts well known. If you are new and don’t know about the handicrafts and other handmade things then just read it you will be known till the end of the post. In this post, you will know about the famous Jaipur Handicrafts Items and where you can buy them.
Famous Handicrafts of Jaipur
1. Lac Bangles
This special kind of bangles is made from the varnish of wood. Over the time artists who are in the business of making Lack Bangles developed the quality of the product. Now they add some artificial colours and other material in order to give them stunning look. You can see these bangles in the hands of local old aged ladies. Even young ladies also wear these bangles on special occasions. Mirror work on these bangles makes them special.
Where to Buy : Lac Bangles maker are spread all over the Rajasthan but you can find skilful makers from M.I. Road, Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chaupar and Chaura Rasta.
Puppets you see in the TV shows or on special puppet events are a very common thing in Jaipur. You can find a puppet seller in almost every Bazaar’s street. They were the main mean of the entertainment in the old times. You can use them to décor your home.
Where to Buy : There are many big shops of these puppets along with the street sellers in every single market of Jaipur.
3. Gems and Metal Jewelry
Jaipur is also famous for its delicate work on precious metals including silver, gold and diamond. Meenakari, Jadau and Kundan artwork makes the jewellery more stunning and increases the rates of the piece. You can buy headgear, pendants, bracelets, nose rings, earrings and anklets from any Jaiur jewellery shop.
Where to Buy : Johri Bazar is famous for precious metal work but some other places like M.I. Road, Bapu Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar have some skilful jewel designers.
4. Miniature Paintings
From the Radha-Krishna images to Mughal Kings and queens, you can find a range of these paintings here. Artists add some powdered precious metals in order to make them shiny. Most of the colours are derived from nature or in simple words they don’t use chemical colours in the paintings. If you are fond of collecting paintings then these are must buy ones.
Where to Buy : This art is also famous in Jaipur so you can get some famous shops in any market you want to shop.
5. Blue Pottery
Blue pottery is one of the best traditional crafts of Jaipur. These pots with artwork used as lampshades, crockery and other home decorating purposes. You will find them in vibrant blue colour or golden designs or with a stunning paint of animals, birds and other natural things including tree and suns rising and sunset scenes. What makes them special is their long lasting age.
Where to Buy : You can buy them from a well-known design centre of any market. Some of them are Kripal Kumbah, Kuber Handicraft and Heritage India.
Rajasthani Pagdis and clothing catches the attention of the visitor here. You can see colourful, plain and almost every kind of textiles at reasonable prices. Sarees, Odhnis, shawls and scarves of the Jaipur has international fame and Rajasthani style touch.
Where to Buy : Sanganer Village, Nehru Bazaar, Jauhari Bazaar and M.I. Road is the best places to buy them.
7. Wooden Furniture
If you love to have wooden furniture in your house then small wooden items will be perfect and buy-worthy for you. Picture frames and household items are a good option to make your journey memorable. You can buy stools, chairs and cabinets with Lattice work on them if you wish to bear extra flight charges.
Where to Buy : M.I. Road is the perfect market to buy wooden things.
8. Marble Handicrafts
Jaipur is well known for its marble sculptures and idols. You can get many households and decorating marble pieces including tabletops, serving trays, flower vases and big statues.
Where to Buy : Chandpole Bazar is well-known market for marble handicrafts.
Conclusion : Most of the visitors have the same intention behind the journey of Jaipur that is the Jaipur handicrafts and street shopping experience of the city. If we missed any detail then let us know in the comment section below.