Art & Crafts in Jaipur
The Pinkcity has a
plethora of vivid and rich art and crafts. The long-lived
culture and traditions imparted sharp creative sense,
artistic skills and inspiration to the local lads to
innovate diverse art forms in different media be it stone,
clay, leather, wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver, gold
Art flourished in the land of Rajasthan
as far back as 2nd-lst centuries BC. History reveals that
the Raja Maharajas and their nobles were patrons of art.
Each period saw its own contribution to the thriving art
scene. The Rajput rulers encouraged the artisans to set up
schools for the propagation of their crafts. Marble carving,
weaving, pottery painting were the major professions of
those days. These skills are carried on generation after
The rich art and crafts survived with the
swift moving time and are no less than a treasure today.
Jaipur has a distinct recognition for a variety of art forms
across the globe. The chief among them are:
Work: The lac bangles of Jaipur are a special attraction
and are famous across the globe. Lac Bangles are made in
bright colours inlaid with small shiny pieces of mirror. A
pair of lac bangles can cost you Rs.5 to Rs. 2000...
Jaipur meenakari is famous all over for its delicacy and
elegance. It was the praiseworthy effort of Raja Man Singh
of Amer who brought this intricate craft to Jaipur by
inviting five skilled enamel workers from Lahore...
Work: Metal ware is also a cherished art and craft of
Jaipur. Brass is mainly used to create magnificent object
d'art like Glasses, surahis, statues, trays, lamp shades,
cigarette case, visiting card holders, hukkas, mirror with
Work: Rajasthan is a major producer of marble. Statues
on religious themes are carved all over Rajasthan. It is
strange how the skilled efforts of the craftsman can reveal
intricate details, folds and expressions of personalities in
Paintings: Jaipur's miniature paintings can add a touch
of class to your home or office interiors. The miniature
painting is perhaps the most fascinating and distinguished
art form. Hills, valleys, deserts, palaces and forts,
gardens, court scenes...
Work: Leather work is another speciality of Pinkcity.
Jutis, purses, pouches, belts, bags, caps etc are common
outputs of this craft. Jaipur's jutis are an all time
Stones: Jaipur is a world known centre for gem 'n'
jewellery. The jewellers excel in stone setting, diamond
polishing and enamelling of gold. Jaipur has rich deposits
& Durries: Jaipur is a prominent centre for carpet
weaving. The carpet designs are influenced by Mughal Persian
and Caucasian style. Hand woven carpets in bright colours
are an excellent choice in floor covering...
Work: Elephant is the royal animal of state. Artistic
innovations with use of elephant ivory is an old art form of
Jaipur. The colourless, firm ivory is transformed to super
Work: Boxes, statues, show pieces, key chains,
decoratives, lamp shades made of wood and sandalwood are
also special artifacts of Jaipur. Wood is carved to give it
intricate and fine designs...
Jewellery: The craftsmanship of jewellers of Jaipur is
renowned all over the world. Jaipur is famous for its rich
jewellery in old silver, gold, lac, precious and semi
precious stones, each area having its own unique style...