This is a new kaawad made by national award-winning craftsperson, Shri Satya Narayan Suthar. Oil paints have replaced the natural colours that were once used for painting the kaawad. The motif of a sun god is traditionally painted on the top rail of the facade.


  • Title: Kaawad (Shrine)
  • Location: Bassi, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Samrudha Dixit
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Iron), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Joinery, Painting
  • Region: Mewar
  • Metal Craft Technique: Fittings

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