Tag Archives: Jaipuri Quilts

Jaipuri Razai-A Quilt Like None Other

There are quilts and there are Jaipuri Razais.All sorts of quilts are made in Jaipur but the quilts which have earned the jaipuri razai sobriquet are around 700 to 800 gram in weight with  outer covering  made of very soft cotton cloth which is hand block printed in vegetable dyes in pastel colours and the filling is of finely carded cotton evenly spread in the covering and stitched by hand. The borders are sewen by machine to make them last longer.These quilts come in all sizes.They are filled with the best cotton money can buy brought  from Punjab,Haryana and Ganganagar. They are mostly manufactured in Chardarwaza,Idgah and Shastrinagar and sold mostly in the bazars of the walled city.In keeping with the demands and tastes of the customers the outer coverings are also made of silk and velvet.

Like every thing else in our lives making of the Jaipuri Razais has not remained untouched by the advent of technology.Instead of hand block printing  screens are also used to print the outer covering to keep the cost of the finished product down.That is why a single quilt can cost from couple of hundred rupees to more than a couple of thousand rupees.

These quilts are in demand all around the year by the local populace and domestic and foreign tourists alike.But in the winter months you can not miss these quilts as they are prominently displayed in most  of the walled city shops selling textile goods.These quilts are also exported to the developed world to the tune of  approximately 100 crore rupees.

A journalist from Sweden,Ms.Christina and Dr.Chandramani Dixit from  Jawahar Kala kendra are writing a scholarly work on Jaipuri Quilts.

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Where To Shop When In Jaipur

In this day and age of globalization when on holiday one does wonder-what to buy? What to take home?Because a franchisee is selling just the thing you are going to buy today back home too. What he can not sell you is the proud comment from your six year old-my mother got it for me when she went for  a business trip to Jaipur.So buy you must for somebody back home.Or for yourself-no harm came from spoiling ones self just a little bit.

Let us start in the walled city where it would seem all of Jaipur comes to shop all at once.

Tripolia Bazar – Stationery items,Utensils,Hardware,Tin Trunks

Badi Chaupar-Turbans,Tie and Dye Fabrics

Chandpole Bazar-Grocery and Electric goods,Pickles and Sherbets

Chaura Rasta-School and College Text books and Jaipuri Quilts,Namkins,Traditional ladies Tailors

Outside Hawamahal-Mojari,Handmade Crackers,Costume Jewellery

Goplaji ka Rasta-Semi precious stones

Kashinath Ji Ki Gali-Wholesale Market for Wedding Cards

Lal Ji Sand Ka Rasta-Sarees(Lahareya), Ready-made Garments

Gheewalaon ka Rasta and Haldiyon Ka Rasta-Sweets,Churans,Supari

Pitaliyon Ki Galli-Jewelery,Garments,Indian snacks

Partaniyon Ka Rasta-Precious & Semiprecious Stones

Barah Gangaur Ka Rasta-Lac Bangles,Jaipuri Quilts,

Johri Bazaar -Jewelery,Textiles,Bandhani Sarees,Lehariya,Zari,Gota work

Agrasen Market, Johri Bazar,Sarees with Zardozee,Resham,Sequens work,Bhandej, Natural Georgette

Khajano Walon Ka Rasta-Marble Idols of various Gods

Maniharon Ka Rasta-Lac Jewelery and Bangles

Kishan Pole Bazar-Silver jewelery,Ayurvedic Medicines,Kites,Crackers,Cots

Bapu Bazaar & Nehru Bazar-Rajasthani Print Textiles,local perfumes,Suparies & Churans,Camel skin shoes.

Koli Basti-Carpets

Kumharon Ki nadi-Pottery

Nahargarh Road-Local musical Instruments

Raisar Plaza-Mobile & Computer Accessories & Ready made Garments

M.I.Road-Jewelery,Ready-made Garments,Handicrafts,Books,Restaurants,Bangles,

Rajasthali-A Government Emporium offering all that is the best of Rajasthan in one place.

Chameliwala Market-Electricals, Silver items

Saraogi Mansion- Imported stuff,Sarees,Footwear,Cosmetics

Jayanti Market-Electronics,Electricals,Mobiles,Computers

Jalupura-Wholesale Iron Market,Second Hand Vehicles Sale Purchase and Modification.

Sanganer-Handmade paper,Block Print Sarees,Furnishings

Bagru-Vegetable Dye Block Print Sarees,Furnishings

Lavan-Colorful Daris

Besides these traditional bazaars there are malls all over Jaipur which offer a particular item.And some shops are in colonies.If you shop in the day time(Happy Hours) when there is less rush some  Malls & Restaurants may give discounts or gifts.

Neerja International Inc.( 2224395)S-19 Bhawani Singh Road Blue Pottery Items Jewelery Top of The Line.

Anokhi,Block Print Garments and Furnishings (4007244),C-11,K.K.Square,Prithviraj Road,C-Scheme
Fab India,(5115991)C-69, Prithviraj Road,C-Scheme
Central Cottage Industries And Emporium,(2710680)Tonk Road,Near Glass Factory
Soma,Jacob Road,Civil Lines
Mojari,Shiv Heera Path,Chomu House,C-Scheme.
Ratan Textiles(2223185),Papriwal cottage,Ajmer Road
Bhuramal Rajmal Surana (Mfrs)( 2570429)J.L.N.Marg,Near police Memorial. Top of the line Jewelery
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Samanvai Art Gallery,Ganpati Plaza,M.I.Road(5114400)
Satguru’s,Raja Park
Kalpana Handmade Paper Ind,bawari ka bas,nashion ka rasta,Sanganer(2732115,2731084)