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For thousands of years, the Hindu Rajputs of Rajasthan fearlessly withstood invasion from Mughals who came from foreign lands of central Asia. The legendary codes of battle, originating from the Hindu scriptures, oozed with pride. The warriors went to war with a predetermination of fighting to the last drop of their blood. When defeat was sensed, back in the citadel of Chittaur, the tough Rajput women performed one of the most to-be-considered glorious rites of the past, jauhar. This rite consisted of women throwing themselves on a flaming pyre, in masses to save themselves from dishonor.


Just like the beauty and endurance of the Rajasthani spirit, Jaipur’s handmade handicrafts reflect the same wonder to eyes from all over the world. From a vast array of household articles to decorative items, Rajasthan is famous for its handicrafts.


In Rajasthan’s imperial history, after a long time of struggle, many prominent Rajput princely states named Jaipur, Bundi, Bikaner, and Kota made an alliance with a peace treaty with the mighty Mughal Empire. They were offered significant posts with the Mughal darbar, or court. The Mughal emperors also strengthened their ties with matrimonial alliances. For instance, Akbar got married with two Rajput princesses. Consequently, the allied states flourished and prospered.


The resultant prosperity and gains in the Rajput kingdoms augmented patronizing of various art & craft channels of the native culture of the state that was once dying under the distant ruler. The local wooden handicrafts created during that period and later, were a fusion of the native as well as the Mughal aesthetics. Especially skilled artisans were employed with the royal courts of Barmer and Jodhpur to carve out eccentrically magnificent carved wooden beds. These beds displayed an intricate net or jaali work accompanied with many mesmerizing patterns and motifs.


There were many revolutionary amendments during the Mughal reign in India. Akbar, during its reign, removed the pilgrimage tax on Hindus. With the notable characteristic of the empire to bind Hindus and Muslims together, it was a remarkable talent. Similarly, wooden carvings in the form of antique wooden accessories like doors and windows, jharokhas, sideboards, chairs, swings with a traditional look, dressers, tables, etc., are still in vogue. All these definitely bring back the royal grandeur of the past and can turn up the décor of any place.


Talking about the spots famous for their individual handicraft excellences namely, Ramgarh and Shekhawati are famous since past. Similar perfection is easy to be bought in Jaipur too. Since Jaipur, being the capital of the state is also the fastest developing metro in India. With all prior feasibilities and exposure, one can also find the works of Shekhawati and Bikaner in here.


Popularly, Jaipur has a big store for gorgeous looking wooden collectibles in the form of wooden camels, horses to elephants. Brightly colored and forms of wood carved birds and puppets are widely seen in every crook of the bustling Jaipur bylanes. Other products include wooden utensils, boxes decorated with precious ivory inlay work, beads, accessories, etc.


Rajasthan is an amalgamation of the exotic traditional art forms and its culture, displaying a kaleidoscopic range of wooden items, prevalent to enhance manifestations. Geographically, being an ideal place for deciduous and arid tree forms, wooden handicrafts from Jaipur are famous for their beauty, utility and endurance. They can abundantly found at the local traditional market of Gangauri Bazaar. Apart from that, other exclusive emporiums’ such as Rajasthali and prominent manufacturers can be seen online
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