One of the most popular and commonly worn long skirt by
young girls in India are the Jaipuri skirts. These skirts are very ethnic in
look. These skirts are made using typical Rajasthani Textiles. The Textile
of Rajasthan has a fascinating range of dyed and block printing fabrics. The
most commonly used fabric is cotton in which Rajasthani colour-scheme design
and technique is used in the skirts.
The various types of designs and patterns in the Jaipuri skirts
- Hand-block printed skirts.
- Tie and dye skirts. Bandhej, Bandhani, Lehriya, Batik, Mothra,
Ekdali, Shikari, Cheent come under this category.
- Embroidered skirts using thread-work, mirror work or gold brocade
which is prevalent in Rajasthan are very gorgeous and can be worn in
- Block Printing in vegetable dyes is another famous art. Carved
wooden blocks soaked in different colours and pasted on the fabric.
Skirts made of this fabric are very beautiful.
Thus, Jaipuri skirts provide a wide range of designs. These are
available in variety of colours. Thus, there is a growing market for the
colourful, Rajasthani tie and dye ethnic printed long skirts in India which
is widely appreciated all over the world.