Jaipur is always been land of handicrafts and artisans. For all this wonderful work credit goes to Royal Family of Jaipur who were art lovers and have always supported and promoted local artisans. Out of several artistic items of Jaipur, "Razai" is on top of the list. Razai is a sort of quilt used in North India during summers. Jaipuri Razai (Quilts) is an exquisite style of quilt making which includes many forms of artistic integration at various levels in making a razai.
While you are at Hawamahal or opposite Hawamahal you will find quite many shops of Razais or quilts. Here you can see a cluster of artisans who make wonderful hand block printed razais. Jaipuri Razai is one of the most popular item to shop for local residents as well as its also a popular gift item for them. Jaipuri Razais was popular but it became very popular when a renowned quilt makers family known as Kadar Bux's family gifted a 100 gram razai to Mrs Indira Gandhi. It was talk of the town and brought this art in the limelight.
For Razai making they use best quality of block printing cloth which is stuffed with superfine quality of cotton. The outer layer fabric is pure cotton, which is soft and cozy. Its said to make one 100 gram razai it takes around 01 month. Today Jaipuri razais are so popular all over India and being export to many foreign countries. Once you get into these shops of Razais it will be really difficult for you to come out without buying one for your family so next time you are in Jaipur please add a Jaipuri quite for your family in shopping list.
Address: National Highway No. 8, Opposite Panch Mukhi Hanumanji Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002