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Artisans at work: Mahesh with his two sons, Mohit and Rohit.


The World’s Most Exquisite Woodcarvings Are Being Created by National Award Winning  "The Jangid Family" in Rajasthan, India.

Meet the National Award Winning Jangid family – the woodcarving 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.

A collection of the simple tools used for the intricate carvings, all done by hand

A collection of the simple tools used for the intricate carvings, all done by hand

45-year-old Mahesh Jangid learned the art of woodcarving from his grandfather at the age of seven- His grandfather, Shri. Malchand Ji Jangid, a resident of Churu in Rajasthan, was an amazing sandalwood craftsman who won the national award in 1971 and a special award the very next year from the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Mahesh has ensured that the skill stays in the family by devoting his life to this art form- 

Love of detail: Mahesh Jangid at work on a sitar with its many secret chambers.

Mahesh Says: "I will continue to do this work for the rest of my life because carving has no limits. How much we do and how far we go is all up to us. I like that we always get to do new things, new designs, more miniature work, etc. I would not have this kind of freedom with any other job. I am absolutely addicted to my work and so happy that I have the talent to do this,"

”The family works almost exclusively with sandalwood because it is very malleable and has a pleasant, natural fragrance that lasts long." They draw inspiration for their work from history, mythology and day-to-day life in India.


You Will Find-

  • Most authentic source of traditional Indian art
  • Most popular among foreign tourists 
  • Offering artists, artisans and craftsmen the most viable and direct access to the markets 
  • Securing the future of artisans and craftsmen who otherwise would fade into oblivion
  • The stamp of ethnicity, authenticity and quality 
  • Instrumental in reviving age-old Indian crafts 
  • Offers the best value for money and complete shopping experience


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Our Artwork Collection in Washington D.C.
Our Work in San Diego, USA.
Using minuscule tools called ulis, the Jangid Family is Carving Incredibly intricate miniatures.
Carving Minuscule Scenes & Figures on Sandalwood is a Jangid Family Tradition.
Sandalwood JHAROKHA. (Decorative Piece)
Sandalwood Carved ASHRAM. (Village Scene)

Sandalwood Carving Artists : Mr. Mahesh Jangid & Son's

Awards & Achievements


  • National Award Winner 1993


  • State Award Winner


  • State Award Winner 2007


  • Kala Shri Award


  • National Award Certificate


  • Limca Book of record 1997


  • Limca Book of record 1998


  • Global World Record holder


  • Artisan Card (Ministry Of Textile India)


  • Artisan Card (Ministry Of Textile India)


  • former CM of Rajasthan


  • (Ministry Of Textile India)


  • National Award Ceremony


  • Rohit Jangid Receiving State Award

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