builders of Jaipur took special care to provide ample space and facilities for
the production and marketing of hadicarfts which made the place famous throughout
India and abroad.
An entire street and several city sectors were earmarked for artisans and traders.
The mainmarkets are along Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar,
Nehru Bazar, Chaura Rasta, Tripolia Bazar and M.I. Road.
Shops specialising in precious and semi precious stones, ornaments and jewellery
are to be found on and along Jauhari Bazar.
Jaipur enjoys a high reputation for the manufacture
of jewellery. It is one of the most active jewel markets of the world
and is famous for precious and semi-precious stones and also for the cutting,
polishing and setting of these stone, particularly that of diamonds, topaz and
Jaipur brass work is of immaculate quality.
The Jaipur brass worker is successful in infusing
life like charm into the dull metal. Two kinds of work is done in Jaipur on
brass viz. Lacquered brass carved brass.
Jaipur enamel or Minakari, mostly done on gold and silver has always been a
class of its own. The Jaipur artist is renowned not nonly for the purity of
the colours, but also for its evenness.
Jaipur is also famous for its textiles.
Sanganeri and Bagru block prints are the fashion designer's craze these days.
The Bandhej (tie and dye)print is very typical of the region.
Near the Hawa Mahal are large number of shops dealing in antiques and pseudo-antiques.
Some shops opposite Hawa Mahal stock the famous Jaipuri quilts, weighing from
a few hundred grams to a kilogram.
The stone and marble carving industry is also famous
art of Jaipur. The stone used is either procured from within Jaipur
or from the marble mines of makrana, the famous quarry that provided all the
marble stone for one of the wonders of the world at Agra, the Taj Mahal. The
carvings, portraits and busts created in Jaipur are held in high esteem everywhere.
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