Wood Carving of Rajasthan

The wood carving of Rajasthan is an age old craft which was highly in demand during the royal age. In the earlier days there used to be special artists working in the palaces who were also supported by the royals to promote this art. These days artists at Barmer very skillfully carve beds and couches which have jali or net carving along with many other patterns and motifs.

Rohida wood is used in making turned bowls used by the Jain monks. There is a tradition of gifting a sindoor box to the girl in her marriage which is specially designed in the shape of a peacock. There is another beautiful item called Kavadh which is a shrine opening out into seven panels with painted scenes.