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A Brief Introduction to the Regions of Wood Carving in Rajasthan

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A Brief Introduction to the Regions of Wood Carving in Rajasthan

The wood work of Rajasthan is very famous for its high quality and fine work. It is seen in the intricately carved doors, projecting niches and balconies of local and royal houses. Formerly this art was very popular in the royal houses and was patronised by the royalty.

Carved furniture, mainly beds and divans with jali and net carving are found in Barmer. Jali as well as other wood-carving with many other motifs and patterns is found in Bikaner. Additionally, Bassi, near Chittogarh, has a reputation for high-quality wood-carving and paintings, mainly used for rituals.

In Pipar and Bhari Sajanpur in Pali district, craftsman use Rohida wood to make finely sectioned, paper thin turned bowls which are exquisitely proportioned and meant for the use of Jain monks.

Another beautiful product made, is the Kavadh, a wooden shrine opening out into seven panels with painted scenes. There is also a tradition in which the newly wedded daughter is given a peacock shaped sindoor (vermilion) box as part of her wedding trousseau.

 

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