Rajasthan. A kaleidoscope where the ubiquitous turban changes colours every few kilometers. The cultural heart of the state lies in Jaipur, with arts like hand block printing, soulful music, grand architecture, and above all, the quintessential chaotic order synonymous with India.
Founded in 1727 by the Kacchwaha rulers as a center of trade and crafts, the Pink City is known for a rich gamut of traditional handicrafts and artistic heritage. Whether you’ve had your share of palaces, elephant rides, and pyaaz kachoris or are a novice to the city, there’s a gem hiding under the hood of Jaipur that deserves a spot on your itinerary – Bagru.
The speciality of Bagru is the exquisite block-printed textiles, a craft that’s been passed down from generation to generation since the Mughal Empire. The tapping heared is the genesis of an artisan journey that begins with a wedge of sheesham wood, a steady hand and a small steel chisel guided by a wooden hammer.
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