Besides its royal history, rich culture and colourful traditions, Jaipur is also known worldwide for its eternally beautiful fabrics and prints. Promising a sober wearing experience with a soft feel delight, the Rajasthani prints and fabrics have crafted their own identity on global platform. From Bagru prints to Bandhej and Sanagneri prints to Lehariya and lots more; undoubtedly the pink city of India, Jaipur has so much to offer for your wardrobe too!!!
So, if you are in the city, make sure to aside some time for fabric shopping also. Being the leading manufacturer and exporter of textile, the local markets of Jaipur have plentiful of shops and stores to offer you the best of textile and fabric varieties. The tie and dye print which is commonly known here as Bandhej can be best picked here in form of Odhanis, Safas/Turbans and Sarees. Lehariya, a traditional colourful wave form design is yet another most popular pattern in Jaipur which can be best picked in Sarees and Safas/Turbans.
The traditional Sanagneri and Bagru prints are the hand blocked printed textiles. Being the exclusive patterns of textile designing and printing, these prints are world famous for their distinguishable designs. The accomplished art of using organic and natural dye colors in block print scheme design is now being appreciated and demanded across the globe. From suits and bed sheets to skirts and shirts; you can pick Sanagneri and Bagru prints in almost all textile forms. However, cotton is the best fabric to pick while purchasing hand blocked printed textiles.
And to shop for these traditional prints, the local markets of Jaipur including Tripolia Bazaar, Badi Chaupar, Jauhari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, and Nehru Bazaar of the old pink city are the most recommendable choices. If you have good knowledge of fabric and you possess good bargaining tricks, then these markets are must visit for your fabric and textile shopping. However, there are many well known boutiques, stores, shops and workshops also which offer variety of fabric and textile choices to choose from but for an economical shopping experience, the local markets of Jaipur are the best option.