Wednesday, 29 January 2014

a special surprise

So as I get back from Goa, my friend gets back from a Rajasthan trip. And as i was leaving Goa, i saw something interesting at the people tree studio. It's facsinating how certain little pieces of art find their way to some another place. Now that interesting thing is quite common amongst all those who traveled to Rajasthan or have been gifted with the same in some point of their lives. Okay now words are starting to fail me now so i will get to the point. I saw this red colored wooden toy, not knowing about it's origin or make and i really wanted it. Couldn't explore it properly as 100 other things caught my attention at the same. Now i like i really wanted this wooden piece of traditional art. 

Two days ago, I am in my hostel room, awakened from my afternoon nap, and i was in a deep conversation with my room mate. Now while sitting on my bed i turn back and see something wrapped in a hindi newspaper. And on it there is a tag saying 'For you from Rajasthan'. And it was the same toy i saw at People tree in Goa :-)

It is called a KAWDA and it's a traditional wooden toy which was used as a storytelling device. The pieces are painted separately and then assembled together. The pieces open up and close up quite accurately. 

So i am loving this surprise from Rajasthan in blue :-) and got nothing more to say about it as now this joins my collection of all the things i plan to have which are traditional in my room as i really wished to have this one. So here goes my blue kawda. This post is for Pragya :-) with love of course :-)