Porbandar is famous for its 'bandhani' works. 'Bandhani' is a special type of tie-and-dye technique which is popular both among the inhabitants of the city and the tourists. Traditional 'bandhani' saris and dress materials form an indispensable item in the shopping list of the tourists coming to Porbandar.
This city of Gujarat is also famous for 'Gharcholu' (a special kind of 'bandhani', which is done in cotton) and 'Odhani', which is commonly used in Gujarati wedding. Tourists can also pick up clothes with 'laharia' and 'chunari' prints, from the shopping outlets of Porbandar. 'Laharia' and 'chunari' are among the traditional designs that are mostly preferred by the shoppers.
Besides clothes and fabrics, tourists can also buy brass, iron and clay items, silver jewelry, handmade carpets, lacquered furniture, iron utensils, table mats, terracotta figurines, mirror works, mud wall paintings, blankets and other decorative items in Porbandar. The jewelry shops in Porbandar present an exotic range of silver jewelries. 'Kundan' and 'jadau' jewelries are especially popular among women.
Last Updated on 19th January 2013