Rajasthan is the home of an astounding variety of traditional crafts. Century-old skills continue to produce some of the most artistic and exciting wares in Rajathan which are admired and collected not only by connoisseurs in India but are popular all across the world Rajasthan is a land of vibrant colours.
These colours are a striking part of the Rajasthani life and are found in the bustling bazars, in fairs & festivals,in the customs worn ” and produced, and in the tradition al painting & murals. When shoping for souvenirs,the subtal yet ethnic appeal of every item is irresistible whether it be furniture, leatherware, pottery, metal craft or textiles.
It is little wonder, therefore, that because of these artistic tressures which let you indulge without being extravagant, rajsthan has been dubbed as the shopper’s paradise its craft have always been a source of facinations whethar one appreciates them for purely pleasure or pauses to savour the underlin history, culture and symbolism.
In the field of arts and crafts. Rajasthan is among the richest states of India. Each period of its history made if contribution to this fild. The kings and nobles were patrons of hart and crafts and encouraged the craftpersons.
There was an obsessive desire to decorate their surroundings. Right from the walls of the forts and palaces, to the walls of the rural villagers,the desire to add colour prevailed. Warriors, not only gave elaborate attention to their clothing and armours, but also ensured that the horses and elephants that carried them into the battleground where equaly decorated.
Ornaments like jewelled saddles and intricate silver howdas were proudly displayed .the women of Rajasthan are famed for there beauty and it is said that the printed patterns on the women’s skirts are different in villege even 30 Kms apart.