Among the most intricate and painstaking crafts is ivory carving. Under regal
partronage, the most delicate art of ivory carving flourished, in the princely capitals of Rajasthan;
Bharatpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
The art is still alive in the delicate ivory figurines of gods and goddesses, minutely carved and perfectly proportioned. Jali-work of lace like intricacy is testimony to the ivory carvers, fine eye and unerring hand. Animal figures, birds, fish trays and paper knives and a host of other decorative objects are carved with utmost artistry and craftsmanship.
The bangles were worn to cover the whole arm and they decreased in size from just below the shoulder to the wrist. The
Bikaner Palace is more well known and prominent for its artistic ivory inlaid doors than the palace itself. Carved ivory
artefacts can be purchased in and around Jaipur but the export of ivory in any form from India is strictly prohibited.