JODHPUR – HUB OF ARTISTIC AND ANTIQUE FURNITURE
If you are not buying from Jodhpur, than you are missing out on a very lucrative supply source.
Jodhpur (in Rajasthan State), is India’s major woodcraft cluster and is known for its export excellence. This former princely state has emerged as a hub of wooden artistic furniture. Besides, handicrafts inspired by centuries old traditions and legacy. Therefore,the wooden handicrafts industry results in a 75% share of the total handicraft industry in Jodhpur. Consequently, the three decades old business has shown an exponential growth. Though this industry is largely controlled by young entrepreneurs.
There has been a rising appreciation for Indian handicrafts by consumers. As a result, It is now one of the important suppliers of handicrafts to the world market. This industry provides not only employment to five million artisans but also supports them.Eventually, It provides major opportunity of employment to rural sections.
Europe and USA are the major export markets of the wood products manufactured in Jodhpur, Although, these include small gift articles, carved items, toys, small utility items and furniture products too.
More importantly, most of the export orders are fulfilled by thousands of small artisans. For instance these small artisans yet receive the orders from the exporters.As a result of this, it provides a lot job employments.
More importantly, Jodhpur’s handicrafts industry has an annual turnover of Rs 1,700 crore. It includes over 400 small and big units engaged in manufacturing and exporting various items made of wood, iron, textile,etc.