Sandalwood Carving and the Jangids: Carving a Place in History

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Meet the Jangid family – the Sandalwood Carving artists of Jaipur who specialise in sandalwood miniature carvings. Mahesh Jangid, and his sons, Rohit and Mohit Jangid, use the simplest tools like small iron sticks, knives, and chisels to carve with extreme precision on very small objects. For this family, it is a tradition that has been passed from one generation to another, and something that they deeply honour.

Sandalwood Sitar for French President Emmanuel Macron

made by mohit jangid artist

A unique replica of the Sitar (Veena), a musical instrument, crafted from pure sandalwood. This exquisite piece features carvings of Goddess Saraswati, Made by Mohit Jangid Artist

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Sandalwood Carving Sitar Artist: Mohit Jangid

Sandalwood Sitar for French President Emmanuel Macron by Mohit Jangid Artist : The Royal Veena is one of the most famous and appreciated artwork piece of the Jangid family. It is one of the pieces that has won the family one of their many National and International Awards. This sitar depicts the life story of Mian Tansen, who is famous for his skills as a musician. The sitar has many elements, it has dancing Ganesha and peacocks seated on both sides of the resonating chamber that is complemented by Sarswati carved on top of the veena. The overall elements that are present in the Veena are three minor compartments and one major compartment. All these compartments open up using the tuning pegs of the veena demonstrating byzantine carving each staging a different story of Tansen’s life.

The Jangid Family's Master Creations

Sh. Malji Kalakar

(National Award Winner- 1971)

Sh. Malchand Ji Kalakar was an artist par excellence who was self-taught in the art of miniature carving on sandalwood. He had once told his children that he had seen a dream where God asked him to do miniature carvings to earn a living. He lived up to the dream and soon sat down to work. People in the sleepy town of Churu disregarded his words as that of a maverick. Soon afterwards, when his exquisite carving was ready, it caught the attention of a local businessman. Such was the impact of his skill on the businessman that MALJI was told that whatever he made would be bought by him. In the 1950s, for the first piece that he sold to the Nahta family, he got a princely (in those days) sum of â‚ą20 for his effort.

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(Shri Chothmal Jangid at work (2nd Generation of Jangid Family), National Awarded in 1973)

Exclusive Range is the most expensive which takes months maybe years to make. All of these products are made by President Award Winner "The Jangid Family" from India.


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P.M. Narendra Modi Gifting The Sandalwood Box To Joe Biden.

During the recent summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden, a remarkable gift was presented. A sandalwood box, The artist responsible for this masterpiece is none other than Mohit Jangid, a recipient of the coveted national award for his exceptional sandalwood carvings.


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The maximum number of family members to win national award

8 family members in a time span of 48 years. The four generations of Jangid family continuously won the National award from 1971 to 2016

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