(Last Updated on : 01/01/2009)
Jaipur art and craft are well known throughout the world for their best quality and exclusive variety. Jaipur is also recognized as crafts capital of India and the Royal Family of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans, who had contributed much to the affluence of arts and crafts in Rajasthan. The markets of Jaipur offer rich and assorted handicrafts of interest.
Jaipur art and craft include many things like blue pottery, antiques, carved furniture, papier mache, Pichwais, enduring paintings, miniature paintings, apparels, sculptures, accessories, toys, home decorations, home furnishings, handmade office accessories, traditional games and many more things, which not only attract tourists but they are circulated in all parts of the country through fairs and festivals. The Amber Road, lying between Zorawar Gate and Holiday Inn offers a wide range of hand-block prints, blue pottery
, handicrafts and antiques.
The royalty of Jaipur has always cherished the variety handicrafts during their times. The traditions are still kept with care and Jaipur is always active in providing the best handicrafts of India. The glazed blue pottery of Jaipur is very famous that actually originated in Persia. This kind of pottery includes pots, mugs, surahis, jugs, plates, decorative pieces and many other things. Blue color in pottery offers a fashionable look to the products. If these things are bought locally, one can make a good bargain while buying.
Jaipur art and craft includes a decent variety of metal work and it is predominantly famous for its brass work. The brass workers of Jaipur are expert in infusing charisma into the dull metal. Lacquered brass and imprinted brass are two kinds of work that are done on brass in Jaipur. Statues and decorative pieces of immaculate quality at a good price from Jaipur prove to be a large export item. Jaipur art and craft provides immense variety of woodwork. The fine quality of woodwork in Jaipur includes carved doors, drawer chests, windows, picture frames and mirror frames. The delicate handcrafted woodwork of Jaipur carries an antique look as they follow the craftwork on traditional lines.
This royal city is a seat of world-class quality marble and the artists and manufacturers took this opportunity of creating wonders with marble since historical times. The marble work with intricate carvings is made all across Jaipur. The carvings and portraits created in Jaipur procure a great admiration everywhere. In marble work, the most popular ones are the Marble statues of Hindu deities, Human figurines, animals, carved marble bowls and exquisite vases.
The local markets along Jauhari Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Chaura Rasta and Tripolia Bazaar provide every handicraft of Jaipur at an affordable price. Government of Rajasthan has made many emporiums where one will find every piece of Jaipur art and craft. These emporiums are located in an array on M.I. Road to serve the best of Jaipur.