| JAWEED'S WORLD-VEGETABLE CARVING
SM Jaweed of Gulzar House in Charminar is
gifted with a rare creative medium of carving the vegetables
into beautiful and attractive structures. Although his
friends and family members taunt him for doing this work,
Jaweed never cares them and carves vegetables with great
amount of passion. Vegetable carving is his bread and
butter. He carves vegetables with so much dedication that
he forgets the world for a moment. His works are applauded
by one and all. But the biggest desire of Jaweed is to
gift a 'Whitehouse' made of Ash gourd to the American
Jaweed uses common vegetables like beetroot, carrot, radish,
bitter gourd and ash gourd in his creations. Be it a marriage
function or a birthday party, Jaweed carves the vegetables
according to the occasion and theme. The carving is done
in less than three hours. Living in abject poverty, Jaweed's
creations are applauded even by Chief Minister N Chandrababu
Naidu when Jaweed presented a beautiful vegetable
model on the occasion of completion of his hundred days
rule as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
|| Beetroot marvel
Jaweed's world revolves around vegetables.
He sees everything through them. The model
carved out of a beetroot depicts a women drawing
water from a well and pouring it to a thirsty
| A flower vase?
The structure looks like as if though flowers
are nicely arranged in a vase. But in reality,
the flowers are made purely from radish and
|| A hungry crocodile
This extraordinary creation is made with bitter
gourd, which resembles like a real crocodile
in a ferocious hungry mood.
| Jostling for nest
A beautiful nest and three colourful birds.
The carving depicts birds in a jostling mood.
|| Creativity at its unbridled
This carving recreates the traditional
Hindu marriage aesthetically. The bride and
bridegroom are seen encircling the bonfire
in a mandap amidst chants from pundits.
The palki getting ready to carry the
bride is also seen in the creation.
| Branching - out
Jaweed's creations encompass a real beauty.
Be it humans or birds, he carves them with
great fervour. In this carving you can find
birds taking rest on the branches.
Text by: MAR Fareed
Photographs Source: Jaweed