Blue Handcrafted Wooden Box of Vishnu Stories (L)
Dimensions-6.6 inches width & 12 inches height
Mango wood & natural colours
Natural Colour. Colours on the actual product may vary slightly
This Dashavatar Kavad beautifully depicts the Dashavatar or the ten incarnations of Vishnu.
Kavad art is an extraordinary art of storytelling, that originated about 500 years ago. The art of Kavad comes from the village of Bassi in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan. Kavad is a portable wooden shrine painted with stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and folklore that the artisans would carry from village to village and narrate to the villagers. Kavads are made out of mango or Sheesham wood, by a community of Suthars, or carpenters in Mewar, and the storytellers called Kaavadiyas from different places in Rajasthan bring them to their patron’s houses, in a way bringing portable temples to the devotee. The Kaavdiyas consider themselves to be descendants of Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect of the universe and supreme God of the Arts.
Dwarka Prasad Jangid has been practicing Kavad art for years, following his family tradition.
Quantity : 1 piece
Shipping info : Ships within 7-15 days
Care instructions : Wipe this Dashavatar Kavad with a wet cloth. Do not use harsh liquids.