Spending money in Rajasthan
is very easy, there are so many things you can buy like
dhurries, carpets, handicrafts, antiques, semi precious
stone jewelry, miniature paintings, textile and stoneware.
To shop in Rajasthan, you should be very particular about
the shop you are buying from and should be well prepared
Vibrant embroideries, woolen
dhurries, and stone carvings Sadar Bazar is where the
Best for camel products that
include leather footwear, and its brilliant gesso work.
Wool carpets and blankets , light cotton quilts, and brilliantly
dyed cotton fabrics can be tracked down in the maze of
tiny shops around Kote Gate, with KEM Road providing the
shopping in larger stores.
The local tradition of carving
is best seen in little wooden boxes that are intricately
pierced in exciting patterns and motifs. Also woolen and
cotton rugs and blankets , embroidered fabrics, silver
jewellery and trinkets, available in shops that open off
the cobbled streets.
Once brides came here for their
trousseau shopping because the dyes and prints were resplendent,
and the lame work brilliant. The same fabrics can still
be found in the bazaars, and you may want to try on a
sporty pair of Jodhpurs ( the riding breeches that originated
in this town ). Badalas or zinc alloy pitcher used to
carry water, covered with felted cloth, were an earlier
version of today's water flask. Also wooden toys, leather
goods, paintings, juttees and silver jewellery, all in
the shops in the old city. Handsome pieces of old furniture
and artifacts can be found in the huddle of shops at the
base of Chhattar Hill.
Best known for it's small checked-weave
cotton sarees called Kota doriyas, in light floral prints.
During the November fair, the
meal is a bewildering array of shops with fabrics, embroideries,
utensils, terracotta pots, trinkets, silver jewellery,
camel saddles, blankets, shawls, beads , bangles and other
Associated with the low-legged
Shekhawati chair , this region is known for wood carving,
metal utensils, made -as-old furniture, and tie-dye fabrics.
One of the principal shopping
zones outside Jaipur, here are a myriad shops with paintings
of the miniature and pichwai variety, as terracotta tables
and plaques. There are alsolocally dyed fabrics and textiles
, embroideries , wooden toys , white metal objects d'art
, silver enamel artefacts, and image of Krishna in the