ASHOKA PILLAR WITH WATCH kadam wood An ancient craft originally practiced on ivory is adapted to different kinds of wood as well. The community of Ivory carvers still known as “Hast daant waale” from Rajasthan and Haryana have over the years evolved their craft to carving on wood as well. The craftsmen create decorative artifacts, jewellery and utility products like lamps, boxes, photo frames and pen stands out of finely carved wood. These craftsmen generally work on sandalwood and the less expensive Kadam wood. Sandalwood is softer to work on and hence, requires slightly blunt tools as against sharper ones for the Kadam wood.