Rajasthan Arts and Crafts

Rajasthan is known worldwide for its hand printed fabrics, furniture, leather goods, jewelry, painting, pottery and metal art. The use of bright colors and extravagant fancy designs found in all forms of arts and crafts Rajasthan.It be unfair to say that artists of Rajasthan only make decorative objects. All items for the home in Rajasthan proves the false claim that we are moving their boats decorated, colored clothing, unique jewelry creations of embroidered shoes that give new life and a happy tune to another dreary desert sands.

Carpets and Dhurries:

Floor rugs, hand woven and namdas durries druggets or soft wool Rajasthan are exported all over the world. Available in all sizes, Dhurrie woven in Jaipur and also in rural areas of the state. Bikaner and Jaisalmer are known dhurries of cameles hair. Bikaner is also famous for the so-called jail carpets, which are called by the prisoners were again made in the Middle Ages. Just as the Persian rugs, handmade carpets Jaipur are geometric designs, drawings, and formal models with a border and a central theme. The models are really local and peacocks and other local icons. Bikaner and Jaipur are believed to be a pioneer in the carpet weaving centers.

Antiques: All elements of the craft shop, located in Rajasthan can accurately impersonate antiques, of course, but retain their distinctive color and design makes them popular among the tourists who buy them as souvenirs and as decorative objects for their home. Large jars of oil painted iron pichwai style, depicts the love scenes are just one example. Similarly, various utensils, votive objects and even camel saddles attract the attention of visitors. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Fabrics: Printed fabrics, dyed or embroidered Rajasthan are known for their unique colors and hues. Block printing, batik, tie and has become an artwork in color here. Each region has its own separate themes, color palette, and how these colors are used. Bagru known as the earth colors and geometric patterns and Sanganer clothes are colorful and floral motifs. Barmer and Jaisalmer are famous for their batik printing, or vice versa. Sikar and Jodhpur are famous for their road and complex dyes, or even plans chunari Bandhan (dashed line), lahariya (diagonal stripes waves) and Mothra (big points) prints. Bikaner, Sikar and Jhunjhunu are known for their mirror work, embroidery and work performed, which are used to embellish these fabrics for the production of models to establish clothing from Jaipur. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Furniture and wood carving: Rajasthan is an ideal place to look for old doors and windows secular jharokhas wood, cast iron tables jaalis, side-tables, chairs, benches, swings and Jhoolas or kitchen cabinets, sometimes fretted brass plates and copper decoration. They can be lightly carved, or decorated with tiles. Jaipur Ramgarh in Shekhawati and furniture are popular centers of Jodhpur, but not the first place. significant places are Shekhawati and Bikaner-Jodhpur and Kishangarh traditional wooden painted wooden furniture, Shekhawati, Bikaner and Ramgarh and delicately carved wooden doors, Barmer and sculptures in wood, such as images of gods and goddesses, elephants, parrots, human figures or animals , embroidered leather chairs Tilonia Tilonia Shekhawati, and carved back chairs-string bass. The most significant and most beautiful art belongs to Bikaner. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Pottery: Different regions of Rajasthan have the distinctive style of pottery. Jaipur is known for its blue glazed pottery that does not use simple clay, but the ground quartz stone, fuller's earth and sodium sulphate.Terra cotta pottery is also very popular in Rajasthan. Molela is a village near Udaipur specializes in the manufacture of clay images of deities in ceremonies. Alwar is known for its ceramics as thin as paper, while Bikaner painted pottery is tinted with colors LAC. White and red clay articles Pokaran labeled with different geometric patterns. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Leather ware: Rajasthan, jootis (embroidered shoes people wear), saddles, bags and sacks are not only objects made of animal skins. For other uses, which are often embroidered chairs back issues of wool. The skin is beaten, tanned and dyed and patterns are strikes and gouging. Later, it spread and effect and sequins, and embroidered and sewn to create a special jootis (slip-on shoes) that has become a style statement. Jaipur and Jodhpur are famous for their jootis. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Metal Crafts: It started with the embellishment of the royal armor, metal crafts of Rajasthan now adorn plates, wall plates, flasks, silver figures of animals, caparisoned elephants with human figures in a howdah (musical instrument). Jaipur, Alwar and Jodhpur are famous for their metal items like brass and enamel, engraving and silver filigree carvings. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Paintings: miniature portraits, courtly paintings, murals, paintings on fabric and furniture, henna body art, paintings and Aboriginal Mandana (the art of decorating houses) are just different kinds of colorful and intricate paintings of Rajasthani paintings.Mostly scenes from Ramayana, Krishna Lila and Gita Govindam and use of rich colors that were made from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, shells and metals like gold and silver. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nathdwara and Kishangarh are important centers for these paintings. Other styles are remarkable Phad or rollers with stories of folk heroes and Pabuji pichwais of Nathdwara near Udaipur, depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and is often decorated with precious stones. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Puppets: Painted wooden heads, hands simply filling made of cotton or cloth sleeve dress with painted expressions, eyebrows, mustache in men and the nose ring of women and large, expressive eyes on their faces, the puppets are dressed in old cloths draped in sequins. They are extremely popular and inexpensive souvenir for tourists. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Stone Carving: Strong and beautiful palaces and havelis of Rajasthan are all fantastic examples of exquisite masonry of the state. Dholpur near Bharatpur and Barmer are popular for panels of murals on buildings, statues and large factory finely carved elephants and horses as garden sculptures. white marble statues of gods deemed to be a specialty of Jaipur. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Climate of Rajasthan

In general, Rajasthan has a tropical desert. E 'extremely cold from October to February when the scorching sun tortures Mon, March to September. Since the sparse rainfall, women can be seen as carrying water for miles to meet their daily needs during the summer. In the south, Rajasthan, Luni River and the river Chambal and its tributaries, to bless the people of flood water and forms a pool in Kota. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Temperature

There are several variations of temperature in the days and seasons throughout the state, revealing a typical phenomenon in a warm dry continental climate. In summer starts in March, when the temperature continues to rise gradually through the months of April, May and June. West Rajasthan and east of the Aravalli chain in the district of Bikaner, Phalodi, Jaisalmer and Barmer, the daily maximum temperature was around 40 ° C to 45 ° C. Sometimes, it reaches to 49 ° C in summer. Summer nights to see a significant temperature drops at least daily temperature of about 20 ° C to 29 ° C. However, Udaipur and Mount Abu summers are relatively mild climate of the lowest daily maximum temperature, which extends from 38 ° C and 31.5 ° C, respectively. Daily minimum temperature of the night, these two stations was about 25 ° C and 22 ° C, respectively.

January is the coldest month to watch Rajasthan. The minimum temperatures sometimes fall to -2 ° C at night in places like Sikar, Churu, Pilani and Bikaner. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

The sandy soil will be even colder with winds from the west side occasionally crossing the western Rajasthan, north and east during the winter months, and even cause the rain and cold winds can be felt during this period. Most of Rajasthan, with the exception of south-eastern Rajasthan composed of Kota, Bundi and Baran Barmer and western reaches temperatures above 10 ° C. Because of cold winds from west Rajasthan is sometimes under the spell of cold wave in the 2 to 5 days during the winter. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Rainfall

Rajasthan is the desert, its climate varies mainly arid to sub-humid. West of the Aravalli, the climate is marked by low rainfall, extreme temperatures and annual day, low humidity and winds at high speed. In the east of Aravalli climate is semi-arid to subhumid marked by the speed of weaker winds and higher humidity and more precipitation. The annual rainfall in the state differs substantially. The average annual rainfall varies from less than 10 cm (the lowest in the state) in the northwestern region of Jaisalmer, 20 to 30 cm in the regions of Ganganagar, Bikaner and Barmer, 30 to 40 cm of regions of Nagaur , Jodhpur, Churu and Jalor and more than 40 cm in the regions of Sikar, Jhunjhunun, Pali and the western margin of the Aravalli mountain range. The positive side is happy to see Aravallis 55 cm to 102 cm of rain precipitation Ajmer Jhalawar. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Costumes of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is colorful because of what its people wear. The dull-colored monotone of the sands and hills look happy with lively minds of people who wear bright colors to offset the lack of flowers. Interesting costumes and jewelry of these desert people are not mere ornaments for them. Everything from head to toe including the turbans, clothes, jewelry and even shoes to prove your identity, your religion and social and economic situation in Rajasthan. Dresses of males and females are well defined and are made to be adapted to the climate and the conditions under which they live. Although Pagar (turban), angarakha, dhotis or pajamas, or patka kamarband (size) are part of a man's dress, dress for women includes ghaghara (long skirt) and choli Kurti (tops and blouses, respectively) and odhani. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Mens' Attire

In Rajasthan, there is a saying that "a raga music, taste in food and the nodes of a Pay achievements are rare. The color of the turban, his style and how it relates receives special attention of the people here, because it symbolizes caste and region from which the individual belongs. The people of Udaipur Pay using a flat, while promissory Jaipuriyas are angular, while in Jodhpur safa distinction of having slightly curved bands. Angarakha (translated as the protector of the body) is usually made of cotton. During the holidays, people can be seen angarakhas tie and dye or printed. The two main types of angarahkas common in this region - style dress and waist angarakha kamari angarakha long and reaches below the knees . dhotis or pajamas to cover the lower body. The dhoti is 4 m by 1 m cotton cloth that needs practice to tie perfectly. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Women's Attire

Jaipur women wear ankle-length skirts, long and narrow life, which are parallel to the umbrella base. It is called ghaghara. However, the length has been a bit isshort on purpose so that the ornaments feet are visible. Width and number of laskosta "ghaghara" symbolize human welfare. It is available in various colors and styles. The skirt is not folded at the bottom, as normal, but wide skirts known sinjaf fabric is sewn underneath to make it stronger. Ghagaras are available in different styles, but the most popular ones are dyed or printed cotton with lahar ghagharas, Mothra and chunari press, just like the turbans of men. Odhani cotton fabric is 2.5 to 3 meters long and 1.5 to 2 meters wide, which acts as a veil for women. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Footwear

Mojaris or joot (shoes leather camel, goat or sheep skin) is worn by men and women. Although camel leather is very soft and only suitable to be worn inside the house, shoes goatskin and sheepskin is stronger and can be worn outside. The shoes are getting a makeover with embroidery done on velvet or brocade, placed on the outside of the shoe. Joot of Jaisalmeler, Jodhpur, Ramjipura Jobra and is particularly famous throughout the world. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Jewellery

Jaipur jewelry has a distinctive style. Precious stones, diamonds and emeralds were not used only for decorative but can also see the handles and daggers of kings and nobles, who are exposed in several museums. Earring or a pair of pins is more common among men with the gold chain or pearl necklace (worn usually rich) or even a Hänsli silver (a variant of a thick bracelet worn around the neck or in general farmers poor). Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Tribal women Gayar, Mina and Bhil is not far behind. When used to wear jewelry that of Bharawas brass and it was customary for the husband to give 25 kg of jewelry as a dowry. But times have changed and even women have started to use silver or white metal jewelry. There are other communities like Rabari Sirohi region and the region of Jodhpur Raikas wear heavy silver jewelry, often using inexpensive glass pieces to decorate with. You can see the exciting designs based on the sun, moon, flowers, seeds and leaves on their jewelry. Besides the jewelry metal jewelry decorated can Lac glass pieces coomonly also seen in Rajasthan. South Rajasthan, one can see women wearing bracelets made of coconut with a silver stripe set in a groove in the middle. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Dances of Rajasthan

We present you with the most popular of the various styles of dances in Rajasthan.

Bhavai: The heart beats faster when you see this rare feat, which is more akin to acrobatics set to the rhythm of the music that veiled dancers balance seven or nine brass pitchers on their heads and dance nimbly, pirouetting and sway while their feet are fixed over a glass or on the edge of a sword! All their movements with the audience spellbound. Even today, using some of the performers that paper pots hanging together, their flexibility is still a feat of wonder. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Drum Dance: It seems that artists are not that far behind the warriors of Rajasthan, when it comes to bravery and chivalry. These people have a troupe of musicians with drums around their necks and cymbals in his hand used to create an ethereal music, while the main performers put a sword in his mouth and juggling three swords from other drums. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Fire Dance: One wonders if the burning sand of the Thar do here immune from the fire that burns like Jasnaiths Bikaner and Churu bring a large bed of burning coal, more and more energy until the dancers seem to be almost hypnotic state. Hair devotional performance, the rhythmic choreography is by no means the dancers end up in blisters. It is usually performed late at night in winter, it takes a lot of faith to see it. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Chari: Dancers balancing brass pots with seeds of cotton on fire over their heads and create patterns of their skillful hands and burned by swaying their heads. It is amazing how these artists move effortlessly across the floor and did not seem aware of a potential danger of being burned at all! Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Gair: Originally Bhil tribal dance performed at the time of Holi has several variations of this dance and perform for both men and women. Men's long, pleated tunics out of the opening of a full-length skirt are transferred first clockwise, then counter clockwise motion, clubs, and perhaps to create a rhythm when they are addressed. Quite similar to Garba of Gujarat, some of its variations are the Dandi Gair and Marwar region and Geendad and the Shekhawati region. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Ghoomar: Carried out mainly by Rajput women in all appropriate occasions, it was simple and graceful and undulating. It is very picturesque as the colorful and embroidered skirts of women as they went around in circles with their faces covered by veils. All women young and old dance together, sometimes for several hours, and it is customary for newly married bride Ghoomar performed as one of the rituals of marriage. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Kathak: Jaipur gharana is famous Lucknow gharana of Kathak that (former Royal India classical dance mostly used to tell stories through dance.) Known for the indefinite number of turns, their performance is currently lower today. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Kathputli: Puppetry of Rajasthan, is famous in the world. A popular form of mobile entertainment, puppet theater, singing ballads and behind the stage to help her family to erect a makeshift stage on which puppets are hooked, and designed to provide street stories and romance. There are a lot of screeching sounds and sharp movements that accompany the dolls around the stage. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Sapera Dance: Perhaps the most famous of all the dances of Rajasthan, women wear snake charmers Kalbeliya slow, black skirts embroidered with silver ribbons. The way you become a circle and swaying their bodies freestyle, it sounds as if they consist of nothing more than rubber. Writhing like snakes themselves, the dancers have so much energy and enthusiasm to play with a faster tempo and rhythm. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Kachhi Ghodi: This dance originated in the Shekhawati region bandit, where structured dancers wear costumes that give the impression that when mounted on dummy horses. A vigorous dance, it uses mock battle, showing the sword, dodge and turn intelligent melodious music of fifes and drums. The ballad that usually accompanies the dance is on the way the man famous Robin Hood. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Terah Taali: This dance of devotion is customary in the community of Pokhran and Kamad Deedwana to honor their folk hero, Baba Ramdeo. Women sitting on the floor before his image, with thirteen cymbals tied to different parts of their bodies. The strike of these dance with them in hand, engaged in various arabesques. They may also balance pots on their heads and holding a sword in his mouth to add to the theatrical effect of performance. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Music of Rajasthan

Music Two types of music that are especially famous in Rajasthan are described below:

Maand: He was born as a court musician, is a distinguished maand Raga, which were developed in Marwar. This is a very sophisticated and complex sounds sung bending down, but with time passing through the forms we know today and the popular chivalric ballads, folk heroes and rulers, and sang with local maand Raga, has a haunting quality only , the echoes of the desert. Her popularity shows that the entire festival of Jodhpur is dedicated exclusively to it. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Pabuji ka Phad: Pabuji Ramdeo was a folk hero in the 14th century in the region bhop whose legends were in the form of timeless ballads that are sung on a painted scroll known as the Phad tables, where scenes from its history is represented comic way. Its performances are always held at night when residents gathered at these notions. bhop The bard sang ballads and make music with ravanhatha while his wife used to keep an oil lamp illuminate only the part specific coil is the episode in which he sang. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Languages of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is predominantly Hindi-speaking region in its various dialects. Jaipur is composed of five major dialects - Marwari, Mewar, Dhundhari, and Mewati Harauti along with many others that we are discussing here. These dialects are derived from the distortion of the particularities of language and spelling of the language of the time. Jaipur Literature hardest hit during the British Raj. However, is booming these days, hundreds of poets and writers were born, using vulgar language of the medium format Jaipur. Rajasthan folk literature is rich and varied in nature and there are forms of popular songs, both famous folklores, idioms and proverbs, riddles, and a lot of valuable folk-plays under the khayals name. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

The most common language of Rajasthan is Marwari, spoken mainly in and around Jodhpur. Mixed Marwari dialects are also spoken in Barmer, Jalore, Pali, Nagaur part of the region. East, it seems dialects Ajmer, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sirohi and south and the west region, which affects the dialects of the region Jaisalmer. districts Bikaner, Churu, Sikar and Jhunjhunu in the north is also influenced by Marwari while the influence of north-west, has spoken Punjabi in Ganganagar area. Mewari really Marwari eastern form is often used in the south-east of the former Duchy Mewar, which consisted of Udaipur, Bhilwara and Chittorgarh districts, and its immediate surroundings. The dialect used in western Barmer, Jaisalmer, Thar Park, and the regions of the former Sind called Thali Dhatak north and west. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Dhundhari Jaipurior wins second place in terms of use and covers the districts of Jaipur, Tonk, Kota, Bundi, parts Kishangarh, Ajmer and Jhalawar. Mewati Jaipuri is a dialect of north-east, which takes the form of Vraja Bhasha in Bharatpur. Mewati is actually the language of the ex-Mewat, Meos house. Dang is another sub-dialect of Braj Bhasa in Sawai Madhopur and Karauli and the Falkland Bundeli and in southern Jhalawar and Kota. Spoken in Kishangarh Kishangarh in Ajmer and Ajmer. The dialect spoken in Bundi and Kota is Harauti, which is also spoken in the districts and Jhalwar Tonk. Malwa Falkland comprises the former districts of Kota and Jhalawar. The Bundeli of Narsinghpur and Hoshangabad Central, Marathi dialect of Berar and Rajasthan Nemadi spoken in the north and Nimach Bhansawar.Thar Desert Rajasthan . The burning heat of the sun is shining just above the hands, large tracts of land with just sand around with a break in the case of undulating sand dunes, where life-giver is the shortage of water and vegetation found is usually thorn bushes mark the landscape of a desert, and it is in the desert now. Apart from a few little things that show. Add to this picture, people wearing bright costumes minimalist, women in their ghagharas wear heavy jewelry and hiding her face in her veils, magnificent and majestic forts and palaces, there are excellent examples of architecture, music and unforgettable songs and artists that seem to be rubber, as they dance and perform feats of acrobatics. camels sensation to claims, the kings sat on ornate royal elephants and many, many legends, which are an inseparable part of a rich culture and get the image of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

The legend on the origin of the Thar Desert, is no less interesting. The Ramayana mentions that when Lord Rama had to cross the ocean with his army Lanka, the kingdom of the demon king Ravana who had abducted his wife Sita Devi, it was decided to use a firearm and dry the ocean. All living creatures of the oceans were much more afraid for his life and said he began to do so. But as it was impossible to detach the boom arms, once retired, decided to target a distant sea, and he has published. Is the sea was the place where the Thar desert is now. However, mythology, the most interesting part is that the fossils were excavated in the region indicate the existence of marine life here once. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Rajasthan Safari

Middle Ages, wars and struggles for power, it was not just the whim of royalty to move to a new location, it's all laying on of hands, arms, women and children, families and soldiers. Not so easy when the storms of the desert and not a great luxuries drainage of water and food are easy to find. Living in camps, it was necessary that the imagination and the spirit of infinite optimism of a man turned to a more enjoyable time. There was a procession of state for international travel and rich real pilgrimage, which originally called for the trip to the desert, known for more than a safari. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Camel safaris: Camel, the most famous ship of the desert is a stock that may be running a little uncomfortable at first, but soon adapted, to understand its rhythm. You can choose the option of a camel or dromedary, cars and can be customized according to your choice. You can choose the number of days on safari and the lines you want to go. You must sit astride a saddle on the camel's hump, making it a comfortable seat for you and Raikas professionals (guardians of camels) are there to help. It's fun to travel across the vast arid desert camel such as colorful and traditional costumes of the women who pass on their way. It's amazing how these people instinctively know the way and where almost everything seems not to merge into one and can travel for days with the help of the positions of stars in the sky, which is like a compass for them. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

In general, 30 to 40 km is covered in one day on a camel safari and it is advisable to travel in the morning and evening during the winter and the scorching sun and hot winds of the desert can give you sunburn and stroke heat. It is advisable to wear clothing that covers your body and wear a helmet, preferably a turban and one local stop-and drink plenty of water to save the ill effects of heat and dehydration and draw more smiles from the warmth of the people in the areas rural can wave to you when you pass. Camel Safari is the most popular in the sand near Jaisalmer Sat Sunes while the Shekhawati belt, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Pushkar and Nagaur are not far behind. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Elephant safaris:Camel transport may be the most common in the desert people and horses can be fast and agile, but elephants have always been in favor of imperial rulers of Rajasthan, who rode the great mass of an air of majesty that comes only with power. A howdah (a large space on the backs of elephants lined with soft silk cushions for comfort) and Chhatra (umbrella of ceremonies) was added to the grandeur of the sovereign. Do you feel the same pride as you drive through the architectural wonders of the beautiful towns or view wildlife in Rajasthan on top of big elephants, but nice. Elephant Safari often requires many assistants royal beast with mahouts (elephant trainers), making it the most sumptuous of all the above safaris. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Jeep safaris: Riding in the jeep through a jeep safari experience is much different than hiring a taxi to open the link between two locations. More popular in winter when the sun is nice and the winds are cool and cold, sometimes, a jeep safari takes you on an exploration of the destinations are not known but no less majestic. Out of the sand and sometimes on the ground, is a pleasant experience to travel in Rajasthan, with a new perspective through the most romantic city of Udaipur and the thick forests of the mountainous terrain of Mewar. Rocks and hills, the surprise in this land of desert, while the tribal areas, rural life and strong in ruins and sacred temples all that will seduce you with an ethereal beauty themselves. You can travel through the Shekhawati belt and wonder about the painted crowded cities in the arid desert surrounded by nothing but sand for miles and miles. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide

Horse safaris: Horses have always been the favorite among the warrior class of Rajputs. But the camel is the best of all species roaming in desert soils, but cavalry in Rajasthan was certainly not ignored or trivialized in the slightest. Thakur horses in their special thikana (refined home) and kept the best riders ready to earn their kings in their hour of need. Indigenous Marwari horses are strong and agile and always considered one of the best breeds of horses. Other breeds of horses remarkable who served here are Kathiawad and Sindhi. The routes for these safaris on horseback through villages, destroying historical monuments, forts and temples, and is very fun with heritage hotels on the road, where you camp to relax and have meals and exotic maybe a nap. Rajasthan Travel Guide - Economic Tours And Travels. Rajasthan Info Tour Guide