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What is a Jaipuri blanket?
A Jaipuri Blanket or a razai is warm quilt that is made in the style of Jaipuri quilts or that comes from the Jaipur region of India. It is lightweight and gives the user a snug and warm feeling. These blankets occupy very little space and are filled with foam or cotton, as the case maybe. Jaipuri blankets are popular amongst international buyers for their versatility and great designs. Such blankets are being made by local artisans for the past 300 years and more. Online shopping now makes it possible to buy a Jaipuri blanket without actually going to Jaipur.
Brands Available in this category
There are several brands that are available in this category. Some of them are Jaipur Heritage Multicolour, King Enterprises, Astha Jaipuri, Little Jaipuri, Shrimangalam and eCraftIndia. Most of these brands have made their products using age old handicraft practices. While picking your favourite brand, please read the various online reviews so as to make the right choice.
A Unique Choice
One amazing characteristic of Jaipuri blanket or quilt is that it is almost always made by hand and the outer cover is made of Sanganeri designs. The little town of Sanganer on the outskirts of Jaipur rolls out some exquisite handmade designs and these are also called block prints. These quilts are often used as gifting items so if you are planning to gift your friend something unique please consider Jaipuri Blankets. The maintenance of Jaipuri blankets do not require much effort. All you have to do is send them off to the dry cleaners every once in a while.