Said to be dated to 6th Century, Pagade was most popularized during the Mughals. Even to this day, Fatehpur Sikri has a large garden version of the game. Kavade brings this historical game in a beautiful form, with a hand embroidered game board, wooden pawns and daalas. It is available in multiple colour combinations.
Sreeranjini set up Kavade in Bengaluru more than a decade ago, to bring back the lost charm of ancient games.
Concepts integral to Kavade
-Revive games & simplistic toys that are on the verge of getting extinct
-Conscious of materials used
-Collaborate with artisans & self help groups from all over India to bring in a craft element as well as to provide a market front to the artisansis.
-Constantly evolving to bring to the fore, more and more lost games
The quaint store is complemented by Kavade Attic, an engaging space to indulge in & create playtime memories that are far removed from the adulteration of plastic or technology. In a world dominated by digital media, Kavade takes pride in reviving games that are strongly entrenched in culture and tradition. Kavade is Sreeranjini's way of asking people to try the alternative, to unplug, to discover different ways of coming together and staying together.