Best Shops in Jaipur for Gifts and Handicrafts

Rajasthali, Jaipur

Review of Rajasthali shop in Jaipur Firstly, the state emporium of Rajasthan, Rajasthali is a treat for visitors who like shopping in Jaipur. 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 tableware and furthermore. 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 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. This is one of the best shops for Jaipur Handicrafts.
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Are you wondering what to buy your bestie for Diwali this year? You may find it difficult to choose the right gift as he/she probably seems to have everything already. How about going for some handicraft gift item?

If you love classic pottery designs like many of us, Kripal Kumbh in Jaipur offers exquisite options in authentic blue pottery. Kripal Singh Shekhawat from Mau in Rajasthan is well known for reviving the art of blue pottery. His innovative work has a lot to contribute to the art of blue pottery we see today.

He was awarded with the “Padma Shri” in 1974 and also honoured with the title “Shilp Guru” by the Indian government in 2002.

When you visit his workshop in Bani Park, Jaipur, you will certainly want to pick up a beautiful vase or tiles with animal drawings on them. Today, the blue pottery from his workshop are sold all over the world and displayed at many museums too. These include the National Gallery of Modern Arts (New Delhi), Lalit Kala Academy (New Delhi), and National Museum (New Delhi), along with numerous other places.

Both classical pottery designs and more modern designs are available here.

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