This exclusive Yellow "Kavaad" is an amazing folded wooden Hindu temple whose origin is more than 500 years old.
Displaying hinged panels and doors where each door when opened depicts colourful pictures and design illustrating the most famous epic tale from The Ramayan of Lord Ram, his wife Sita, Laksman and Lord Krishna from the Hindu Mythology.
These portable temples or Kavaads are hand crafted by artisans of Rajasthan known as "Suthars" and made from mango wood and then painted with vegetable dyes. The story is then painted with a fine brush by the artisans for the master storytellers called "Kawariya bhats" who travelled from village to village chanting the tales of Mahabharata and Ramayan and used these as a mini theatre for story telling.
A box at the bottom of the Kavaad was used to collect coins once the story was over.
Size: Height 12 inches / 30 cm
Width when closed: 16 cm | Width when open: 56 cm
Colors: Natural dyes and colors.
Picture of Kavaad Artisan - Courtsey: Ms. Claudia Orenstein