Some of the major tribes found in Jawahar are Konas, Warlis, Mahadev Kolis, Thakars, Dhor Kolis, Malhar Kolis, Dublas, Korkus and Katkaris. According to a previous study reference, only these 9 tribes out of 47 found in Maharashtra are known for making masks. Though these tribes are different from each other according to their unique culture, all of them participate in the Mask festival. The purpose of making these masks is that tribals believe these supernatural characters are with them during their rituals and festivals.
Sharavan Gavit from Kalidaund village is a mask maker who makes only traditional masks. He has been making these masks since the past 25 years and pursued them as a hobby. He earns his living by working in a workshop as an instructor for making wooden handicraft products. He is married and has two children.
The other two artists are Subhash Dharma Kadu and Bhagvaan Dharma Kadu from Ramkhind hamlet. These are the sons of famous mask maker Dharma Rama Kadu. They have acquired the art of mask making from their father and follow it as their profession. Along with the traditional mask, which is displayed in the Bohada festival, Subhash also makes paper mache masks as per demand. He has also started making paper mache toys of rabbits, deer, monkeys, etc. In cities like Mumbai, Pune and Calcutta the demand for such toys is higher. He also visits art institutions and trains urban children in the art of mask-making. His wife Madhuri also helps him with his work.