Textile Work Famous in Jaipur
The textile work of Jaipur is known around the globe for its fine and superior work. Jaipur is known as the leading manufacturer and exporter of textiles. To add beauty to the textiles, several forms of art are done on them. The famous textile products of Jaipur are bandhani, kurtas, safas, skirts, sarees and other dress material. The Pink City is a hub for various products. These products are known for their patterns, prints, colors and designs. Bandhej products are exported to almost every part of the world. Bandhej Product is also known as tie and dye product. Bandhej is an art used to dye a textile by tying and dying the portions of the fabric, mainly silk and cotton. The art comes from the nearby towns of Jaipur. Bagru and Sanganer towns of Jaipur are famous for hand printed textiles. Their prints are known as Bagru Print and Sanganer Print and both are famous for exclusive patterns of textile design and prints. Bagru is a small town at a distance of 35km. in Bagru, there is a Chhipa Mohalla, where the whole artisan society lives. Organic dye is the exceptional quality of this print.
The prints in Sanganer are done in Kagazi Mohalla from the time of Maharaja Sawai Singh II. This town is located 16 km away from the heart of the city. International airport is in Sanganer which facilitates the tourists to visit the town and shop some traditional textiles at reasonable prices.
Jaipur is the organizer of various textile fairs with local to international standards, being the leading manufacturer and exporter of textile. Jaipur city also hosted some of the Grand textile fairs. International fairs are a great platform for exporters and dealers. Grand fairs such as FORHEX fair 2009, Igmatex Fair 2009, The Garment Technology Fair shows the new and existing textile brands and proves to be the finest place for the textile exhibitions. Rajasthan Emporium holds a collection of various products of textile. Jaipur Texrile shows a good collection of Zardozi work, hand embroidery and prints. The good collection of all the textile products can be seen at Rajasthali Emporium. Tripolia Bazar, Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, KishanPol Bazar and Nehru Bazar show a good collection of colorful turbans, beautiful sarees, odhnis and dress materials. Fascinating range of dyed and block printing fabrics are quality of textiles of Rajasthan. Like every other state, Rajasthan also has its special design, technique and color-scheme. The Hand Block printing on quilts of Bagru and Sanganer are famous. Tie and dye such as Bandhani, Bandhej, Batik, Lehariya, Shikari, Ekdali, Mothra, Cheent are also very well known. For the Bandhej work, Jaipur is most popular. Phagun, Samdar, Lehar are the designs which are worn in spring season. The entire cloth is designed in different colors in Lehariya.
In Leelgarh and Rangrez districts, textile and fabric coloring and dying can be seen on large scale. Bandhej is an art of tying a small knot on the cloth by thread and then dyed with desired colors. After dyeing the ties are opened up and a small circle is formed around the fabric and can be seen as a white splash. This process is known as tie and dye and is used in Chuneri and Bandhej. Jaipur is famous for this. Other works like embellished fabrics with embroidery using thread work, gold brocade or mirror work is also very famous. One of the other famous arts are block printing with vegetable dyes. In this wooden blocks are carved then soaked in different colors and then pasted on the fabric. These products are found in abundance in Jaipur, Bagru and Sanganer. The famous bridal dresses are shows work of metallic and threaded embroidery with Zari, Gota, Zardosi and Banarasi.