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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, ram motif, Krishna motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, ram and krishna story box, Kavad Box Illustrating Ram and Krishna Story , 5" (H) / Red and Yellow
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    Red and Yellow Kavad Box Illustrating Ram and Krishna Story

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

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  • Blue and Yellow
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    Blue and Yellow Kavad Box Illustrating Ram and Krishna Story

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, Lord Vishnu motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, dasavatar of lord vishnu story box,
    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Dasavatar of Lord Vishnu

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, Lord Ganesh motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, ganesh ki leela story box,
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Tale of Bal Ganesha

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    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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  • Kavad-craft, table clock, clock, table decor, table motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, female figure,
    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Hand-painted Kavad Table Clock

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    This beautiful table clock reflects the ageless appeal of a traditional craft. Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani a...

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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, lion motif, rabbit motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, lion and rabbit story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, lion motif, rabbit motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, lion and rabbit story box,
    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Current price ₹2,550.00

    Kavad Box Illustrating a Fable of a Lion and a Rabbit

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, lion motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, rabbit motif,
    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Fable of Rabbit and Lion

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, laker se harder story box, moral story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, laker se harder story box, moral story box,
    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating a Classic Moral Tale

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Current price ₹2,550.00
  • Kavad-craft, table clock, clock, table decor, table motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, floral motif,
    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
    Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Hand-painted Kavad Table Clock with Floral Motifs

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    This beautiful table clock reflects the ageless appeal of a traditional craft. Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani a...

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    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
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  • Kavad-craft, table clock, clock, table decor, table motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, male motif,
    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
    Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Current price ₹2,300.00

    Hand-painted Kavad Table Clock

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    This beautiful table clock reflects the ageless appeal of a traditional craft. Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani a...

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    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
    Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Current price ₹2,300.00
  • Kavad-craft, table clock, clock, table decor, table motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, flower motif,
    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
    Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Current price ₹2,300.00

    Hand-painted Kavad Table Clock with Floral Motifs

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    This beautiful table clock reflects the ageless appeal of a traditional craft. Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani a...

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    Original price ₹2,240.00 - Original price ₹2,240.00
    Original price ₹2,240.00
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    Current price ₹2,300.00
  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, nursery thyme story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, nursery thyme story box,
    Original price ₹4,975.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Nursery Rhyme

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, elephant motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, rabbit motif, rabbit and elephant story box,
    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Fable of Rabbit and Elephant

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating Avatars of Goddess Durga

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand painted wooden box provides visu...

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  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, ram motif, Krishna motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, ram and krishna story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, ram motif, Krishna motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, ram and krishna story box,
    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
    Original price ₹1,660.00
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    Current price ₹1,720.00

    Kavad Box Illustrating Ram and Krishna Story

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
    Original price ₹1,660.00
    ₹1,720.00 - ₹5,125.00
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    Current price ₹1,720.00
  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, cleanliness theme story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, handpainted craft, foldable craft, cleanliness theme story box,
    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Kavad Box Illustrating a Tale Propagating Cleanliness

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹2,490.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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    Current price ₹2,550.00
  • Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, lion motif, rabbit motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, lion and rabbit story box,
    Kavad-craft, story box, table decor, lion motif, rabbit motif, handpainted craft, foldable craft, lion and rabbit story box,
    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
    Original price ₹1,660.00
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    Current price ₹1,720.00

    Kavad Box Illustrating a Fable of a Tiger and a Rabbit

    Dwarka Prasad Jangid

    Kavad boxes have been at the heart of the 500-year-old Rajasthani art-form of narrating stories. The vibrant hand-painted wooden box provides visu...

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    Original price ₹1,660.00 - Original price ₹4,975.00
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Kavad is a Rajasthani folk art that uses colourful wooden boxes to tell stories. The boxes look like little temples with layered doors upon which pictures are painted in an order so the narrator can reveal each one in a dramatic manner as stories progress.

Dwarika tells me to sit and urges me to ask him whatever I want. He is eager to talk and I can tell how passionate he is about the craft which covers stories about Radha and Krishna, Durga, Mahabharatha.

The construction of this box is itself quite complicated and requires precision in fitting multiple panels and hinges. They are mostly made of mango wood.

According to him, Kavad originated close to 500 years ago when there was a need to educate people on aspects of Hinduism like karma and dharma. Members of the bhaat caste created these portable wooden structures with images to make it easier to engage with audiences.

Over time, it expanded to include other themes like the importance of educating the girl child – Meena ki kahani. Meena is a girl who helps her mother at home with the cleaning and managing of cattle. A schoolteacher one day meets her mother and tells her to send Meena to the local school because education is important for both boys and girls. After high school, Meena gets the opportunity to go London where she does a computer course and then returns to India to teach other girls.

Kavad is meant to entertain and convey essential morals. Today it has been adapted to teach children alphabets as well. The Jungle ki kahani story demonstrates the harmony needed between man and nature.

Dwarika is sad that people today do not have the time for stories (narrating and listening) which is why Kavad has become a languishing craft. He proudly tells me about how it took him and ten artisans over a month to make a massive kavad for the Republic Day parade as part of the Rajasthan entourage. When I ask him if these sorts of endeavours translate into long-term orders, he laughs and says, ‘It is a matter of pride. We just want people to appreciate what we do.” Through his smartphone, he shows me pictures of a tall kavad done for Durga pujo in Kolkata.

I watched him recite a couple of kavads, excitedly opening each flap like a magician. The last section when all the pieces are open is the climax and he watches all our faces to see if we are as thrilled as he is.

Dwarika has two children in their 30s – a son and daughter. He enjoys his work and watching people listen to him narrate. To diversify the income, he also does paintings on sandook boxes and canvas paintings. He shows me two pieces – one a montage of village life and one of city life. I can see the contrast in them, the peace of rurality against urban chaos.