Miniature Paintings

Miniature Paintings

A style of painting that developed and evolved in the Rajput courts, miniature paintings were traditionally done on the walls of palaces, and the inner chambers of forts and havelis. They are now available in various forms – as home decor items, framed paintings and home linen.

History Of Miniature Paintings
The art of Miniature paintings was introduced to India by the Mughals, who brought the much-revealed art form from Persia. Most of these paintings were inspired by Mughal themes and rulers, and was later inter-woven with Indian themes, especially those from the lives of Radha and Krishna. The colors used were extracted from plants, oxides, conch shells and gemstones.

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Camel Leather Goods

Camel Leather Goods

Jaipur is famous for its camel leather craft. Camel leather items like Bags, Sandals, Jutis, Mojaris, Shoes, Jackets, Belts, Purses, Saddles, Diaries, etc. have been in great demand in India and overseas for many centuries.

While camel leather has been used to make everything that can possibly be made with leather, some of the trademark things to buy in Jaipur include bags of every kind, waist-pouches, desk accessories, car accessories, and clothing accessories such as belts, bracelets and footwear. For those looking for the offbeat stuff, you can pick up camel leather saddles, coasters, embroidered lampshades and vases, and special water bottles known as kopi’s.

Where do I find these?

Visit Bapu Bazaar and Nehru Bazaar to shop for camel leather goods.

 

 

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Meenakari Work

Meenakari Work

Meenakari jewelry is found in gorgeous colors and antique designs, and is made with silver, sterling silver and enamel colors. It is made by fusing brilliant colors, made with enamel, to ornament the surface of precious metals in an intricate design.

History Of Meenakari Jewelry
The process of Meenakari was developed by Iranian craftsmen and was brought to India by Mongol raiders. Mina refers to the azure color of heaven and was the only color originally used in Meenakari work. Traditionally gold was used as the base metal. Later silver and copper started to be used. The enamel is made with metal oxides mixed with finely powdered glass and fused to the surface of the metal. While many north Indian cities have their own signature styles and colors, Jaipur remains the hub for Meenakari jewelry.

Lac Decor/Accessories

Lac Decor/Accessories

Lacquer jewellery, popularly known as lac jewelry, is made using an intricate process of heating lacquer, a clay like material, molding and cooling into shapes to form bangles, earrings and neck pieces.

History Of Lac Jewelry
Lac is a natural by-product, made by resin that is accumulated by insects found on wild trees. This resin is heated, molded and cooled to create different ornaments. Glass, semi-precious stones and bead embellishments add glamor to lac jewelry. The craft of creating lac jewelry originated in Jaipur. Lac is considered auspicious and brings good luck to the wearer. Traditional designs include The craft has remained one of the most vibrant artifacts produced in Jaipur.

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