The Kavaad - 30 cm Tall Handcrafted 500 Year Old Ramayan Storybook in Wood

This exclusive 12 inch tall deep red  "Kavaad" is an amazing foldable Hindu mythology history book handcrafted in mango wood whose origin is more than 500 years old.

Each hinged panel and door displays colourful hand painted pictures and intricate motifs illustrating the story of the great epic of Ramayana with Lord Krishna, Ram and Sita.

These portable hindu mythology "Kavaads" are hand crafted by artisans of Rajasthan in mango wood following a 500 year old tradition and then painted with natural vegetable dyes.

The story is hand drawn and painted with a fine brush by master storytellers called "Kavariya bhats" who originally travelled from village to village chanting the tales of Mahabharata and Ramayan and used these as a mini theatre for story telling.

Each Kavaad had a bottom drawer which was used to collect donation from the village folks once the story teller was finished with his storytelling.  

Size: Height 30 cm x Length 17cm ( when closed)  x  width 10 cm ( when closed) 

Total Length when all doors are open: 56 cm 

Weight: 1.2 kilograms

Colours:  Red and mustard yellow made from natural vegetable dyes.

Care: The mango wood is soft so please be careful while opening / folding back the doors. Best is to display with doors open.