Wood Carving of Rajasthan

Wood Carving of Rajasthan


The wood work of Rajasthan is of a very high quality. It is seen in the profusely carved doors and projecting niches and balconies of houses. Carved furniture, mainly beds and divans, are found in Barmer. Jali as well as other wood-carving is found in Bikaner. Bassi, near Chittogarh, has a reputation for high-quality wood-carving and painting and the products made here are mainly for ritual use. The other product made is the kavadh which is wooden shrine opening out into seven panels with painted scenes; the sindoor box in the shape of a peacock given to the girl as part of her wedding trousseau is also important. Pipar and Bhari Sajanpur in Pali district make finely sectioned, turned bowls which are exquisitely proportioned and meant for the use of Jain monks. These bowls are paper thin and are made form rohida wood.

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