AN ANALYSIS OF PROBLEMS FACED BY HANDICRAFT SECTOR IN JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

Chanchal Khurana, Vismita Paliwal
2014 C) International Journal of Research Science & Management   unpublished
From times immemorial handicrafts have been an integral part of Jaipur city's culture and tradition. These handicrafts have always gained appreciation from kings and emperors to foreign tourists. The highly skilled laborers of Jaipur have shown their art in by making many fabulous products. Major crafts of Jaipur include block printing, bandhani, sculptures and stone carving. Zari work, tarkashi, zardozi work and gotapatti work is done on clothes. Jewellery and gems include the work of silver,
more » ... undan and meenakari. In the items of art and craft, blue pottery, ivory carving, patwa craft, miniature paintings, leather wares, shellac work etc. are made. This important sector is now facing many problems in the area of production, management and marketing. The local labours are not given proper scope and big markets having latest technologies have started taking over the industry. The handicrafts of Jaipur which were once the symbol of Jaipur's glorious tradition have now become full artificial and mechanized. The present study focuses on the problems being faced by the small scale handicraft industry and gives some suggestions for improvement.
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