Art & Craft
Markets of Jodhpur are very well established and the shops are full of articles produced by local artisans. Visitors find various temptations to shop. The handicrafts of Jodhpur have won worldwide fame. Jodhpur has been a center where the craftsmen excel in the art of manufacturing jewellery and other elegant handicrafts.
The embroidered leather shoes of Jodhpur are well known in the world market. Mojdis or jutties are made in various patterns and colors at Jodhpur and cater to the needs of the rural and urban customers. The embroidery is done on plain lather. The visitor cannot escape the attraction of these Jodhpuri mojdis or leather shoes.
Badla is a small utensil of copper, used to carry water. Jodhpur is the chief center where all kinds of Badlas are produced in large numbers.
Jodhpur is famous for its blankets, namdas etc and it is one of the leading centers for producing blankets. Namdas of Jodhpur are normally in white color.
Jodhpur is famous for its art of painting. It has a very strong folk tradition and in these paintings of Jodhpur, the figures presented are mainly of robust warriors and dainty and pretty women. Legendary paintings of lovers like Dhola-Maru on camel back and hunting scenes, which depict innumerable horses and elephants, dominate the paintings of this region.
Jodhpur maintains its uniqueness in several items of lacquer work, which is well witnessed in the articles like bangles, bracelets etc.
Jodhpur has a great variety of Bandhini. It is one of the specialties of Jodhpur and is worn at the time of marriage and by the newly wedded girls. Chunri is mainly red in color. As Jodhpur is one of the main centers of this specialty, Bandhej workers have excelled in their job. Jodhpur has also won appreciation in the work of Gotakinari and is one of the chief centers of Rajasthan.