Rajasthan has been famous since the 17th century for its woodwork. Sandalwood is most preferred wood for carving as it is easy to handle and carve. Additionally, the fragrance of sandalwood works as an added charm. The Jangjid community has been practice in carving sandalwood since long. They carve sandalwood into intricately patterned and highly decorative articles. First the sandalwood block is cut into desired size and shape on which either maandana or sketching of the form with pen or pencil is done. Before carving these motifs on wood, they are first drawn on paper and later traced n wood. These designs are then carved with a help of chisel to reveal the finished form.
Articles such as supari/betel nut case, swords, decorative flowers and creepers, clock like structures, wooden toys, miniature shrines, boxes and figurines are made for export. Files, knives, ari /saw, hammer and chisel are some of the basic tools used by the artisan.