Marwari Kavad by Satyanarayan (10 part kavad, 14 inch height)
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H-1.1ft I H-14 inch
Medium : Natural Colors on Wood
The Kavad is a mobile story-telling device that sometimes serves as a temporary temple. It is created by combining the skills of carpentry, painting and narration. As separate professions, the carpenter is called a suthar, an artist is a chitrakar, and a story teller is a bhat. The Kavad makers combine the work of the carpenter and artist, while the Kavadia Bhats do the narration. The Kavad is made only in a village called Bassi, in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan.