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Next time someone is off to Rajasthan and asks you what you want, here’s what you want. Handmade kajal. I love that Purvi (who gifted it to Kavita) put it into this beautiful silver box. One that, when empty, will inspire you to make your own kajal and fill it up again.

Picture & lead, via Pii friend, Kavita Rayirath.

The Lotus Queen book box. Inspired by the kaavad, this little vibrant wooden cupboard opens up to reveal the book. Kaavad is a craft native to Rajasthan that uses wooden boxes as portable story-tellers. The insides carried more illustrations arranged to form the outlines of a story. They also served as shrines. Read more about the tradition of using kaavad for story-telling here - http://gaatha.com/blog/?p=74

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