5 things to bring back from Rajasthan
Sep 04, 2022, 6:00 PM
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One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Rajasthan is well known for its ancient palaces, forts, historical temples and rich culture.
The vibrant Indian state is home to the largest desert in the country, namely the Thar Desert.
Plus, it’s also a shopper’s paradise, offering some really cool and traditional stuff to buy.
Here are five things to buy in Rajasthan.
Blue pottery is one of the unique things to buy in Rajasthan.
This unique pottery has a striking blue color and is prepared with quartz instead of clay. This ensures that it does not crack or break even during transportation.
It is also prepared with raw glaze, sodium sulfate, borax, gum, water and multani mitti with intricate Mughal arabesque designs and animal motifs.
One of the most popular shoes in Rajasthan, Jodhpur juttis are a must buy for all women!
The juttis are available in different shapes and bright colors.
They are stylish and comfortable and prepared with pure leather making them popular shoes in Rajasthan.
Different types of juttis available in Jodhpur are gol panja, salem shahi, chota panjaetc
Bandhani saris and dupattas
Also known as the tie and dye print, Bandhani is a signature royal design of Rajasthan.
Bandhani the work is an intricate ancient art that involves swirling patterns on the sarees, lehenga cholisand dupattas with bright and vibrant colors.
The manufacturing process involves tying threads around the fabric before dyeing it.
It is after untying and removing the threads that the elegant design appears.
Bring home an essence of Rajasthan by purchasing cute puppets, also called Kathputli.
These puppets are handmade and are a symbol of local craftsmanship in Rajasthan. They are usually made of wood, clay or stones.
They are attached to a chain and come in different vibrant colors, each adorned with jewels and sequins.
You can even use them to decorate your home.
Royal and ethnic rugs from Rajasthan
If you want to take an expensive piece of art home, we recommend investing in royal Rajasthani rugs which are available in vibrant colors, varied patterns, highest quality wool fibers and are hand knitted.
The heritage of state carpet weaving dates back to the 17th century.
Carpets are ethnic and elegant and are usually made of wool, cotton yarn and camel hair.