Jaipur is the home of glazed Blue Pottery which has its
origins in Persia. Its distinctive feature is that no clay
is used. It is made of a mixture of fuller's earth. Quartz
and sodium sulphite. The special turquoise blue colours
comes with addition of Copper Sulphate and the deep Blue
from Cobalt Oxide.
The blue pottery articles like flower
vases, pots and jars, surahis, lampstands ,and even doorknobs
are decorated with traditional and arabesque motifs of animals,
birds & flowers and are a shopper's delight.
terra-cotta tradition dating back to the Indus valley civilization,
continues today in all parts of Rajasthan. Utility items
like jars, water-pots, urns and utensils are prepared from
unglazed red terra-cotta and exhibit miraculous elegance
despite their simplicity. Images and plaques of Hindu deities
mounted warriors caparisoned camels and tiny lamps are to
name a few of the popular terra-cotta creations.