Art of engraving in India is a popular occupation. People work all day using precious and semi precious materials. The ornaments of gold and silver are more prevalent in Rajasthan.
Perhaps it is a revolt against the drab landscape, or could be a spill over of the efforts made to combat the harsh weather gods or maybe it is the innate richness in civilization; no matter what the reason, the native Rajasthanis are highly accomplished craftsmen.
The handicrafts and arts of the land are marked with an exuberance of color and culture and are held in high regard all over the world. Besides foreign revenue, these crafts pieces have earned state and the country immense esteem and admiration.
Be it the unique blue pottery or the designed gesso purses, the Thewa and Meenakari jewelry or the marble and terracotta idols, Rajasthan has imprinted on the craft items of the state its own singular, vibrant character.
An entire range of decorative items are produced in the region – the marble carvings and miniature paintings, Phad and Pichwais, the multi hued carpets and rugs, the vibrant Bandhej and block printed textiles, the metal jewelry boxes and wooden artifacts, the bone work and ivory carved items, the lac bangles and the rich velvet quilts all are favorite mementoes collected by tourists on their holiday in this historic state.
Be it Kishangarh, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Barmer or Bikaner, every nook of the state boasts of master artisans who have stunned the world with their workmanship. Take a quick look at the rich arts and crafts of Rajasthan.
The women take pride in their traditional jewellery and Rajasthani womenfolk cherish their heritage. The pieces of jewellery are often heirlooms and passed down in families. The Rakhri, Bindi and Borla are the main head ornaments of the women of the state. Besides these, they use an assortment of jeweled pins, clips and hair brooches. The Nath is a nose ring that holds a very important place in the woman’s adornments. It is considered auspicious and worn on every joyous occasion. The Karanphool Jhumka (a bell shaped earring), Toti (parrot shaped earring), Lathan (grape) and Pipal Patti (heart shaped ornament) are the most common earrings worn by Rajasthani women. Necklaces are of varied types but the favorites are the Chandan Haar, the Mohanmala, the Champakali, the Adah, the Mohrun, the Tussi, the Jugnu and the Hansli. Rajasthani women adorn their arms with a bewildering range of amulets, bracelets, bangles and rings. Baju Bandh, Gokhru, Bala, Kada, Chuda and Hathpol are common bangles and bracelets while the Arsi, a ring is considered a must have for the newly wed bride. Toe rings such as Anvat and anklets such as Jhanjhar or Pajeb are owned by almost every woman. Other favored ornaments include the Timaniyan, Gajra and Jod.
Source :- http://indiandiscovery.com/rajasthan-tourism/arts&crafts/index.html
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