Handicraft Shopping – Returning with a Slice of Ranthambhore

Handicraft Shopping – Returning with a Slice of Ranthambhore

With the passage of time, the Ranthambhore district of Sawai Madhopur has borne witness to and cultivated an entire range of handicrafts, unique to Rajasthan. Today, it bears a flourishing shopping scene for tourists to get their hands on some breathtaking locally produced articles. Crafted painstakingly by hand and designed using the local elements in mind, these handicrafts and souvenirs are a perfect memento to bring back home. Besides the obligatory Ranthambhore T-shirts, mugs and caps, one will find a plethora of rare items oozing the aura of Ranthambhore. As you walk through the handicraft district, you’ll be mesmerised by watching the womenfolk sprawled across the courtyards of local craft stores working effortlessly to create enamouring pieces of art. Watching the action unfold right in front of your eyes, will surely take your breath away. The shop owners are courteous, their main aim being to sell quality produce and transfer the profits to the hardworking locals, thus supporting them. The variety of intricate designs that these delicate hands can conjure up will leave you baffled – you won’t know which design to choose, as they all are as good as they can ever get. From traditional carpets and rugs to draperies, hand-embroidered and block printed bed sheets and other fascinating articles that add a burst of colour and happy vibes to any house, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the local stores. Ladies will be flattered by the plethora of options in traditional attire – both dress pieces and sarees that are designed using the perfect bandhani, gota and other conventional techniques. Charming silver ornaments to pair with these fabulous dresses can also be picked up. Beautiful paintings showcasing rural life, the orange striped tiger and other jungle beasts are available for sale. At Ranthambhore Regency, we offer you the services of a local guide to help you purchase items at good prices. Haggling is the way to go, and most times you’ll get an article for one-third of its quoted price, but don’t bargain when you find the item reasonably priced, as your money directly goes to the hardworking local artisans.

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