Vardhman Vacations
Time in India: Select Language Espanol French Deutsch Portugues Italian English  Japanese Korean
Home - Contact Us - Email - Reservation - Link Exchange - Resource
Date Discover Rajasthan-the land of romance and chivalry immensely rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
Visit Rajasthan
Visit RajasthanVisit RajasthanVisit Rajasthan

Name *
(Include Country/Area Code)
Tentative Month
of Travel
Duration of Travel
in India
No. of People Travelling:
No of
Children [1 to 5 years]
Children [6-12 years]
Type of Hotels:
Describe Your Travel
Rajasthan Tour Packages
Rajasthan Tour Packages
Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour
Rajasthan Desert Tour
Rajasthan Temple Tour
Imperial Rajasthan Tour
Rajasthan Royal Legacy Tour
Palace Tour Rajasthan
Rajasthan and Golden triangle
Golden triangle and Tiger Tour
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Cultural Tour of Rajasthan
Magical Rajasthan Tour
Pink City Jaipur
Exclusive Rajasthan Tour
Royal Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan Train Tours
Rajasthan Train Tours
Palace on Wheels - Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Deccan Odyssey - Fairy Queen

Rajasthan Sand Dunes
Rajasthan Sand Dunes
Sam Sand Dunes
Thar Desert
Desert Camel Safari
more ...

Rajasthan Wildlife
Rajasthan Wildlife
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranthambore National Park
more ...

Rajasthan Desert Tours
Rajasthan Desert Tours
Camel Safari in the Desert of Rajasthan
Camel Safari in Sam Sand Dunes
Osian Camel Camp
Rajasthan Camel Tour
more ...

Rajasthan Havelis
Rajasthan Havelis
Havelis of Shekhawati
Havelis of Jaisalamer
Havelis of Jaipur
more ...

Home » Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals » Mewar Festival, Udaipur

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

In Rajasthan, men and women traditionally wore necklaces, armlets, anklets, earings and rings. With the advent of the Mughal Empire, Rajasthan became a major centre for production of the finest kind of jewellery. It was a true blend of the Mughal with the Rajasthani craftsmanship.

The Mughals brought sophisticated design and technical know-how of the Persian with them. The common link was the inherently decorative nature of the Muslim and Hindu art. The synthesis of the two cultures resulted in a period of grandeur and brilliance that dazzled the eyes of foreigners and has passed into legend. The jewellers of Rajasthan specilised in the setting of precious stones into gold and the enameling of gold. Jaipur and to some extent Alwar emerged as the enameling centers par excellence in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Enameling was introduced by Maharaja Man Singh who had cordial relations with Akbar.

The enameled gold staff of the Maharaja is unsurpassed even today for its brilliant colours. For enameling the piece to be worked on is fixed on a stick of lac and delicate designs if flowers, birds and fishes are etched on it. A wall is made to hold the colours while engravings are made in the grooves to heighten the interplay of the transparent shades, thus enhancing the beauty of the jewel. The surface is fully burnished by agate; then the enamel colours are filled in painstakingly as in a miniature painting.

The article is then left in the oven on a mica plate to keep it off the fire. Colours are applied in order of their hardness those requiring more later when set it is rubbed gently with the file and cleaned with lemon or tamarind. The craftsmen in Jaipur are believed to have originally come from Lahore. In Jaipur the traditional Mughal colours of red, green and white are most commonly used in enameling.

A quintessentially Indian technique and a speciality of Rajasthan is the setting of stones by means of Kundan the jewellery in which stones are set is rarely solid gold, it has a core of lac, a natural resin. The pieces which make up the finished object are first shaped by specialised craftsmen (and soldered together if the shape is complicated) and left in separate hollow halves. Holes are cut for the stones, any engraving or chasing is carried out and the pieces are enameled.

When the stones are to be set lac is inserted in the back and is then holes. Highly refined gold, the Kundan, is then used to cover the lac and the stone is pushed into the Kundan. More Kundan is applied around the edges to strengthen the setting and give it a neat appearance. This was the only form of setting for stones in gold until claw settings were introduced under the influence under the influence of western jewellery in the nineteenth century.

More than one craftsman was often in the making of a single piece of jewellery. The chiterias made the design, the ghaarias the engraving the meenakar and the sunar was the goldsmith. These craftsmen received patronage from the nobles and the kings and therefore they did not have to compromise their art for the sake of popular taste.

They could take as long as they liked over a piece of jewellery. Many of the old styles remain unchanged to this day. In Pratapgarh a special type of quasi-enameling is done in which extremely fine work on gold is daintily carried out on green enamel, which forms the base. In Nathdwara a good deal of enamel work on silver and other metals is done nowadays as a furtherance to this famous age old craft.

Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals
Pushkar Fair - Mewar Festival, Udaipur - Elephant Festival, Jaipur - Urs Ajmer Sharif
Summer Festival, Mount Abu - Camel Festival - Desert Festival - Ganesh Chaturthi
Kaila Devi Fair - Nagaur Fair, Nagaur - Baneshwar Fair, Dungarpur - Gangaur Festival, Jaipur
Banganga Fair - Brij Festival - Shekhawati Fair - Teej Festival

Visit Rajasthan Offers - Mewar Festival, Udaipur Mewar Festival, Mewar Festival Udaipur Rajasthan, Festival of Mewar Udaipur, Festival in Mewar Udaipur Rajasthan, Mewar Religious Festival, Fairs Festivals Rajasthan, Rajasthan Fair Festival, Rajasthan Fairs Festivals, Rajasthan Fairs, Rajasthan Festivals, Rajasthan Fairs Festivals Information, Rajasthan Fairs Festivals Guide, Rajasthan Fair Festivals.

Rajasthan AdventureRajasthan AdventureRajasthan Adventure
Horse Safari
- Camel Safari - Other Safari - Trekking - Water Sports - Wildlife Adventure - Bird Watching Parasailing & Ballooning - more ...

Rajasthan Fairs & FestivalsRajasthan Fairs & FestivalsRajasthan Fairs & Festivals
Pushkar Fair
- Mewar Festival, Udaipur - Elephant Festival, Jaipur - Urs Ajmer Sharif - Summer Festival, Mount Abu - Camel Festival - Desert Festival - Ganesh Chaturthi - Kaila Devi Fair - Nagaur Fair, Nagaur - Baneshwar Fair, Dungarpur - Gangaur Festival, Jaipur - Banganga Fair - Brij Festival - Shekhawati Fair - Teej Festival - more ...

Golden triangle Tour PackagesGolden triangle Tour PackagesGolden triangle Tour Packages
Golden triangle Tours
- Taj Mahal Tour Package - Tours to Delhi Agra Jaipur - Taj Mahal and Tiger Tours - Golden triangle Tours With Khajuraho and Varanasi - Taj Mahal Tours With Spa - Taj Mahal Tours With Kashmir Tours - Golden triangle Tour With Goa Beaches - Golden triangle With Pushkar Tours - Taj Mahal With Varanasi and Kathmandu Tours - Taj Mahal with Rajasthan Tours - more...

Rajasthan Forts & PalacesRajasthan Forts & PalacesRajasthan Forts & Palaces
Mehrangarh Fort - Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer - Chittaurgarh Fort - Junagarh Fort Bikaner - Hawa Mahal Jaipur - City Palace Jaipur - City Palace Udaipur - Ajit Bhawan Palace Jodhpur - Umaid Bhawan Palace - Lake Palace Udaipur - Lalgarh Palace Bikaner - Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur - Mansingh Palace Ajmer - Narayan Niwas Palace - Neemrana Fort Alwar - Amer Fort Jaipur - Taragarh Fort - more ...

Rajasthan Wildlife ToursRajasthan Wildlife ToursRajasthan Wildlife Tours
Rajasthan Bird Tour
- Ranthambore Tiger Tour - Rajasthan Wildlife Tour - Tiger Trail Ranthambore

Home - Contact Us - Terms & Conditions- Email - Reservation - Link Exchange - Resource
Rajasthan Tour Packages - Rajasthan Wildlife Tours - Rajasthan Train Tours - Rajasthan Forts & Palaces - Rajasthan Sand Dunes
Rajasthan Wildlife - Rajasthan Havelis - Golden triangle Tour Packages - Rajasthan Desert Tours
Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals - Rajasthan Adventure
We accept all major cards.
Credit Cards
All Right © Copyright Visit