Rajasthan Day: Bring rich hues of the state to your house

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 30 March 2018 6:39 AM GMT

Rajasthan Day: Bring rich hues of the state to your house
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A Land of Kings, land of warriors, land of palaces, land of dreams.

A place to live, to move, to fly, to float and to discover.

A state of culture, tradition, art forms, crafts, music and cuisine is Rajasthan, which celebrates 69th year of formation (Rajasthan Day)

Jaipur: Rajasthan, which was formed on March 30, 1949 when Rajputana, the name adopted by the British Raj for its dependencies in the region, was merged into the Dominion of India.

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Located in the north western side of India, it is the largest state of the nation spreading in the area of 3,42,239 square kilometers.

Interestingly, it is bordered by five other Indian States: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.

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Get acquainted with the colourful culture of vibrant Rajasthan through their handicrafts which can easily find a spot in your house.

Blue pottery:

Each piece of the glazed pottery is hand-painted and hand-moulded beautifully in the form of tableware and home accessories by artisans of Jaipur.

Kishangarh Shaili handicrafts:

These hand-painted art pieces narrate the stories of the past and depict varied events and sceneries with detailing and precision laid on individual features of men and women. Storage boxes, furniture and trays painted in this art style can add character to your living space.

Block prints:

Enchanting floral patterns and vibrant colours are hand block printed on fabrics with utmost care and precision by artisans of Bagru. The traditional process that has been practiced in Rajasthan for over 500 years now can be seen in the form of home linens, diaries and much more.

Pichwai paintings:

The Pichwai paintings are an age-old traditional art of Rajasthan, portraying lord Krishna in varying moods, postures and attires. Accentuate your walls with the unique masterpieces.

Hand embroideries:

The painstaking and intricate embroideries of danka and gota patti find their origin in Rajasthan. Danka is a 400-year-old craft while gota patti is known to be crafted on royal clothing centuries ago. The age-old handworks are now crafted on contemporary looking quirky cushions and homeware.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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