The state of Rajasthan is known as the land of kings and castles. Its grandeur and royalty reflects through the state’s culture, craft and infrastructure. One of the many glorious and glamorous aspects of the state if its furniture that offers a similar royal look to your home. Within India as well as abroad, the Rajasthani furniture is known for its beauty and style. Crafted by skilled carpenters with minutest details and layering, the furniture embellishes homes and offices in the cities as well as villages. Some of the most prominent places for furniture manufacturing in the state include Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur and Udaipur among the others.
The furniture boast of intricate carvings, typical to the Mughal era and remarkable colour scheme to suit the royal theme. The wealth of this ancient craft has been preserved as the skilled craftsman pas on their talent to the generations. The main features of Rajathani furniture include: meenakari, hand painting, use of mirrors and colour glass. Meenakari was introduced by Maharaja Man Singh in late 17th century and it is a visual treat.
The furniture of this state is not just a piece of wood but a display of royal art and tradition that enhances the overall appeal of your home. Be it beautifully carved bed, latticework screens, ornate chests, beds, chairs or sofas, they all make for a kingly castle. One of the most famous types of furniture in Rajasthan is Shekhawati style that is known for furniture made of sheesame wood, rosewood, acacia Arabica wood and mango wood.
The wooden pieces are carefully crafted and designed and coated with vanish after painting so as to ensure their durability. The Shekhawati style is popular for its ethnicity marked by paintings of kings and queens and Hindu gods. On the other hand Kishangarh style is marked by Mughal influence including figures with almond shaped eyes and beautiful prints. Sober colours as well as embossing is used in this particular style.
Rajasthan also produces furniture with clay, marble camel bone, sandstone silver, brass, copper and wrought iron. The furniture made with makrana marble flaunt rich paintings and intricate latticework.