Historically, Haat or the weekly bazaar was the source of the basic requirements for people in any village or town in India. In Jaipur of the earlier years, there were two kinds of Haats- one for local needs the other for trade of textiles. These Haats attracted not only the local folks, but also people from surrounding villages and tribes. Both currency and barter system were used as a form of trade. The Haats continued till mills of Ahmedabad and Surat started producing copies of these designs, in mass production.
You are here : Home / It’s heritage art: Printing in Jaipur, Saanganer and Bagru / The Haat as a source of trade