Best Shops in Delhi for Gifts and Handicrafts

Purbasha –Tripura Emporium

Tripura is a tiny State in India in the North East ,bordering Bangladesh. The population mainly consists of hilly and tribal people.The Tripura State shopping Emporium in Baba Kharak Singh Marg Delhi is called Purbasha. Purbasha stocks a variety of products as also furniture made from cane and bamboo. There are baskets, table mats and runners , trays, stools ,chairs and tables, all made from cane or bamboo .There are a few pieces on the ground floor and several other pieces on the basement floor .In addition, they have a great range of sarees and fabrics at very reasonable prices. They stock Jamdani /Tant sarees. The Tant is the one of the finest forms of handloom products originally from West Bengal . The sari is woven from cotton and is very famous for its lightness and transparency. Jamdani weaving is a rich intricate and traditional work on cotton or fine cotton (muslin) . Today ,Jamdani saris are available in cotton, pure silk and tussar silk. Daccai (Dhakai)Jamdani saris are distinct from other varieties due to their very fine texture and their elaborate and ornate workmanship. The saris are elegant,simple & affordable . Tant cotton saris with gold zari work are around Rs 2000 a piece . The saris are in very light shades such as beige, off white, pink & yellow. If you are looking for original Bengali Tant saris then this emporium is one of the best shops in Delhi. For reviews of more such Delhi shop reviews, check out Shopkhoj!
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Rajasthali – Rajasthan Government Emporium

The state emporium of Rajasthan, Rajasthali is a treat for visitors. They have an amazing variety of handicrafts, sculptures and art work. Makrana (a place in Nagaur district of Rajasthan State where milky white stone is mined) marble statues are a big attraction. The intricate and ornamental marble work has earned Rajasthan a rightful preeminent place in this art form . It is not unusual to find marble work with gold embossing. Fine filigree and trellis work adorn marble pillars, furniture, figurines and tableware. Elephant shaped pieces in makrana, meenakari (enamelling) and wood are very attractive. A pair of huge marble elephants would cost Rs. 2.5 lakh. But not to despair, there are affordable miniatures as well! Another attraction is the blue pottery from Jaipur: vases, ashtrays, plates and tiles that are totally besotting. Camel leather shoes and jootis are popular and so are the low slung foldable chairs, chowkis or bajots (very low tables, often used for religious purposes) jhoolas (swings) and puja mandaps (pedestals for worship) – all made from wood and painted in vibrant colours. Miniature paintings on camel bones and paper which narrate tales from the royal past of the Shekhawati region are famous and cost around Rs. 8,000 per piece. Check out the wide range of saris in cotton, chiffon, georgette and silk and sporting different names, depending on their place of origin or method of creation. You have Sanganeri, Bagru, Barmeri, Khari, Leheria, Zari Kota Doria, Mothda, Bandhej, they are all available. Also, make sure you pick up the light weight Jaipuri quilt (razai) , with cotton block prints. This eco-friendly comforter is a must have.
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Kinari Bazar

Bridal lehengas -Kinari Bazar Firstly, if there is a wedding in the family, Kinari Bazar in delhi is the place to go for shopping. There are shops and more shops that stock bridal lehengas and wedding wear sarees. The bridal lehengas start from Rs15000/piece and can go up to more than Rs1,00,000/piece.Walk around in Kinari Bazar and Nai Sadak. There are lanes and alleys that will lead you to small shopping markets in Chandni Chowk. The lanes are stocked with shops selling bridal lehengas . Many of them are wholesalers. They are hence able to share a reasonable price for the bridal lehengas. As the lehenga is to be worn just once, many brides do not wish to spend exorbitant sums of money on them. Bridal lehengas – Kinari Bazar have some of the best collection.All the wedding essentials-Bridal trousseauThe market is known for all types of wedding finery – sehra or grooms turbans, ornate lehengas, bridal veils, gold brocade sherwanis, in fact the entire bridal trousseau is available both on hire and for sale. There are countless little shops selling garlands made of gold and silver tinsel, crisp currency notes, colourful beads, colourful gleaming sequins and so on.Ornate borders in Kinari BazarIn embroidery, kinari means edging or borders – so the small market is replete with ribbons and borders for saris and salwars. The collection is huge – plain, silver and gold textured patterns, gold strings, mirror-work, kundan, sequin, lace, embroidery, embellishments galore! The borders come in lots of colours and varying widths, from thin ribbon strings to four-inch borders for lehengas. Borders are normally sold as nine-meter pieces and cost anything between Rs. 400 and Rs. 3000 each ,depending on the work. This market also has some shops which sell gift boxes, tissue cloth bags, ribbons and gold- plated trays for weddings or special occasions. Also available at Kinari Bazar are aesthetic gift wraps and envelopes for gift cheques and cash as well.For more such shop reviews, search on Shopkhoj

    Handicrafts define the distinct way in which a country and its natural inhabitants express their culture and tradition. When it comes to arts and crafts, India has a diverse range of products to. Each and every district has exclusive handicrafts. The handicrafts from the Southern Indian States are vastly different from handicrafts from the Northern States.

    Handicrafts like sculptures, jewellery, metal ware, lamps and pottery are popular in India.

    Types of Handicrafts

    There are handicrafts such as brass and bronze statues that are made of metal. Madhubani paintings from Bihar are paintings in cloth.

    Handcrafted fabrics includes cotton woven materials, materials with block-printing, and batik paintings.

    Wooden handicrafts include wooden statues, sculptures and painted toys.

    There are several gift & handicrafts stores in India. Cottage Industries Emporium is a Government store for gifts & handicrafts.

    State Emporiums in Delhi stock some of the amazing and beautiful handicraft products from all over India.

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