Traditional handicrafts from Royale Rajasthan – whispering tales of its rich heritage, glorious legacy, and eternity
From majestic palaces and forts to thatched mud huts, the desert state of Rajasthan embraces it all. We can witness Rajasthan’s cultural elegance in its architecture, handicrafts, and especially the home decor. The reason why a Rajasthani household never ceases to awe you.
Rajasthan cherishes its treasure of home décor brought on the table by our remarkable craftsmen, creating exemplary pottery, marble handicrafts, wood-work, and many other products. The art is exclusive to the state and is hugely and equally popular amongst natives and overseas visitors.
Without further ado, let’s explore the vibrant art that emerges from the eternal sand stretches of our grandiose state of Rajasthan. Take a look at some popular Rajasthani Handicrafts that you can take with you to add a dash of royalty to your living rooms.
The Marble Artefacts
Marble crafting has been prevalent in India since ages. The mesmerizing beauty of Dilwara Temples in Rajasthan, is a marvelous specimen of this ancient art form. Later, when Rajputana rule flourished in Rajasthan, the royal state was made the national hub of ‘Marble Handicrafts’.
Among the different kinds of marbles found in India, the Makrana marble, from the city of Makrana, Rajasthan holds a top-notch stature. The handicrafts carved out of Makrana marble exhibit a distinctive shimmer and gloss that will make your home fall in love with it instantly.
You can choose from a wide range of top-quality marble handicrafts such as Radha Krishna Ras, Royal Indian Lady, and Royal Elephant that are designed to perfection by our local artisans. Delightfully a must-have souvenir for connoisseurs and lovers of art with soul!
The Traditional Figurines
Not many people may know this, but Rajasthan is also eminent for its diverse wildlife. From camels to elephants to blackbucks, Rajasthan is as much about history as it is about the fauna. You can even find mentions of Kings and their fauna companions, voicing their fidelity and love etched in history books. Maharana Pratap and his warhorse Chetak are one of the most noteworthy examples.
Animal figurines, therefore, have a special place in Rajasthani home decor and handicrafts. The collection of the traditional animal figurines especially the Rajasthani Dhola Maru Elephant, Majestic Lion, and more serve as a testament to the admiration Man has for Nature.
The Miniature Art
Heard of ‘Bani Thani’? It’s a miniature painting created by King Sawant Singh Ji from the Marwar school of Kishangarh, hugely popular across the world and admired as an aesthetic treasure from Rajasthan.
We can witness eternal miniature art forms adorned on the walls of majestic palaces, portraying the pompous lifestyle of the Rajput kings and Indian mythological stories. Adding to it, the uniqueness of different schools of Rajasthani miniature arts namely – The Mewar, Marwar, Hadoti, Dhundar, Kangra and Kullu have given layers to the art of modern Rajasthani miniature paintings.
Traditional Rajasthani miniature works like Panchmukhi Ganesh, Swarn Krishna, and Mughal Chest can uplift the aesthetics of any room. The supremely intricate art of miniature painting and the imaginative extravagance is framed in its purest form. The detailing, the precision, and the mix of colors is so on point, it preserves the panache of process like how it was done hundreds of years ago.
Rajasthani Handicrafts thrive on the cheerful spirits of the inhabitants and the colorful traditions ingrained in our history. This is what makes Rajasthan and its art so soulful, so incredibly special.
At Kuber Jaipur, we exert ourselves to bring you the symphony of art, history, and culture, encapsulating art with soul; exhibiting the real colors of Rajasthan into one fine piece of art that will always make you nostalgic of the amazing time you spent here.