Udaipur Handicrafts – Handicrafts in Udaipur
Udaipur, a destination for the local and international traveller who adore the natural beauty, culture and traditions. Yes, this one of the top vacation spots of India where you can discover the stories on every street with vibrant colours of art and designs of handicrafts – home to the artefacts that are worldwide famous.
Here are a few to mention which you can souvenir on your visit to the city of lakes.
Miniature Handicraft Paintings
Originated from the 16th century, the miniature paintings depict the events in a two-dimensional art style that was adorned by the Rajputana kings although you could see the influence of clothing, facial expressions, style and architecture. The most surprising part is how the whole scene is carved on a minimal size paper or small pieces of silk with beautiful colours describing every detail. A must-have souvenir art piece to adore on your wall.
The Beautiful Bandhani (Bandhej)
Derived from the Sanskrit word “Bandh”, Bandhani is tie-dye printing technique that revolves and evolves around a beautiful history as early as 4000 B.C. An apparel that is found in the wardrobe of every local and admired globally with a vibrant combination of colours, textures and motifs. If you want one for your wardrobe too then take a stroll to the Hathipole market of Udaipur.
The Marble Handicrafts
Often referred to the “King of all Handicrafts”, the marble stone is shaped into beautiful designs and shapes with classy texture. This art form adds as a luxury masterpiece to your ambience. These marble artefacts can be found in the shops of Udaipur and a nearby place called Nathdwara. Visit any of these handcraft marketplaces to collect your favourite art piece.
Phad paintings – a true gem and one of the oldest of handicrafts found in Udaipur. Phad paintings were an essential part of the ritual songs and traditional customs. The speciality of these paintings is these are usually made on cloth or wall depicting the story of local hero gods Pabuji and Dev Narayan Ji. Decorate your wall with beautiful Phad paintings available at Jagdish Chowk Street in Udaipur.
Wooden furniture holds a special place in handicrafts of Udaipur. Traded across the globe, the most amazing part of this Rajasthani furniture is the beautiful hand-painted paintings and the motifs that are carved precisely on the wood. You can take a look at the making (hand-carved, without any use of machines) and collection of furniture in the old city.
What next? where to find these famous handicrafts? We have made it easy for you by featuring here some of the top appraised places found over online platforms by locals and tourists.
You can go on your shopping spree at the best shops to buy handicrafts in Udaipur. Udaipur being the ‘Beauty Capital’ and a top-notch art and handicraft market, not just business owner but shoppers from all around the world praise the handcrafted artefacts. You can see a pinch of Rajasthani culture in every showpiece, the textile handicrafts, jewellery and more. The apparels have started marking its righteous position in the fashion industry and you can shop the western clothing line with embroidered or processed handcrafted. Udaipur handicrafts market is spread across several categories of products including footwear, bags, books, paintings, jewellery, clothing, home & décor.
1. Sapna Saree Emporium
Located on the road to the City Palace upper gate, a store where you can find much more than just Sarees. You can shop a variety of handbags, wallets, scarfs, shawls, skirts, trousers, kurtas, one-pieces, and other handcrafted textile artefacts. The nearby store named “Ashoka” also belongs to the same owner where you can shop numerous paintings inspired by the history of Mewar and a jewellery wall with antique articles to choose from. We have shared here the address for your convenience.
Address: Delwara House, City Palace Rd, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
2. Rajasthani Mojari
If you are a fan of embroidered and leather handmade jutis (footwear) then you must visit this shop near Jagdish Temple. You can contact the owner Abdul Jabbar Rehmani to give you the best advice and is a kind-hearted person to help you with the best quality and a variety of jutis for Men and Women. If you find it difficult to locate the store, we do suggest asking the locals near Jagdish Temple. If you find it difficult to get the right size of shoes, you can ask the owner to make one of your exact shoe sizes.
Address: Opposite Govindas Café, City Palace Road
3. Udaipur Haat
An initiative to encourage the handicraft industry of Udaipur and support women from the village. This good cause is carried out by a humanist named Nisha. The shop situated near the Sajjangarh fort is an ideal stop to shop handicrafts amidst the city tour. You can witness a variety of gift items like paintings, candle holders, clocks, showpieces, artefacts, and an elegant line of clothing available at the store to get your hands on. Not just that, you can also buy a range of perfumes, especially on sale for men and women that gives out the fragrance of the City of Lakes. The clothing line comprising of a range of sarees and salwar suits are quite affordable than the market prices.
Address: Sajjan Garh Main Road, Opposite Wax Museum, Rajasthan 313001
4. Fabric Radha Krishna
One of the most decorated shops in the old city, situated near Lal Ghat. Fabric Radha Krishna has gained everyone’s attention with an exquisite collection of embroidered wall hangings exhibited outside the shop, textile products including dresses, ghagras, cholis, dupattas, bags, and a lot. The best part is an in-house tailor, you can get yourself a shirt or a dress stitched as per your design along with the embroidered laces available at the shop or you can order online and they will ship your products to any corner of the world.
Address: Brahmpol Rd, Hanuman Ghat, Opp. Bharti Restaurant, Nagar Nagri, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
5. Swarnkar Art & Crafts
This is a heaven for the leather lover; you can find handmade leather bags, belts, diaries, photo albums, wallets, and other items. The best part is you can request the owner to show you the photos of these leather items being moulded into the products that are displayed in the store.
Address: Jagdish chawk under ozen restaurant, 2, City Palace Rd, Jagdish Chowk, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
6. Bharadwaj Moortie & Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd.
Marble artefacts and sculptures are among one of the most appreciated hand-carved arts and a preferable for home décor. You can shop some of the most exclusive marble pieces and give a royal touch to enhance the ambience of your room. The shop features god statues, lamps, jars, temples, animal statues, and much more. If you’re not able to find an artefact of your choice, you can ask to get it carved especially for you as per your need. This store is situated away from the main city; you can visit it on your way to the Eklinji or Nathdwara Temple.
Address: 6-7-8, Lakhawali Estate, Bhuwana, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313002
7. Gothwal Arts
Take back a souvenir from Udaipur in the form of paintings and postcards. The collections you find here have been hand-painted by the owner himself. Mr. Gothwal Sadhu is a much-praised artist in the old city of Udaipur who paints happiness on a piece of sheet. The shoppers also claim the paintings to be like the ones displayed in the City Palace of Udaipur and Jaipur. Apart from the paintings, friendly behaviour has been much appreciated and can be seen in Google reviews. We recommend synchronizing your visit to the Gothwal store with the Evening show at Bagore ki Haveli.
Address: Gangaur Ghat, near Bangor ki Haweli, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
8. Shreeji Silver Art
The jewellery is an all-time favourite and tempting items to shop. At Shreeji Silver Art, you can shop authentic silver jewellery and articles with various options available such as neckpieces, earrings, bangles, rings in amazing designs. You can also take home the miniatures of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakhsmi, a way to gift your loved ones.
Address: 106, Jagdish Temple Road, Near Maji Ki Bawri, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
9. Indian Contemporary Handicraft Shop
A contemporary handicraft shop that displays phenomenal artefacts such as designer boxes, trays, daggers, pen stands, paperweights, wall clocks, wooden stools, flower pots, jars, and a lot more. You can pay a visit on your way back from the scenic Fateh Sagar Lake.
Address: 178 Moti Magri, Near UIT Circle, Rajasthan 313001
10. Handicraft Bazaar (Celebration Mall)
Save time visiting every store to store for the art and handicraft you want to take back. Find all the handicrafts of different genres only at Handicraft Bazaar in Celebration Mall. Here you will find various handicraft stores that let you shop for jewellery, textiles products, statues, furniture, and showpieces. Though you might miss out on the number of options available at the old streets of Udaipur, shopping here will save your time for sure but might be quite heavy for your pocket.
Address: Celebration Mall, 206, National Hwy 8, Opposite Devendra Dham, Pulla Bhuwana, Bhuwana, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313004
Not just the handicrafts of Udaipur, you can see the glance of different art forms in the architecture of the Udaipur city. When you visit Udaipur, take back home beautiful handicrafts as a souvenir.
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