Handcraft mainly represents a specific tradition for a region. The work process consist of no/minimum machinery tools, it deals with hand and small tools like scissors, carving implements, or hooks. Handicraft has its roots in the rural crafts the material goods & necessities of ancient civilizations. Many handcrafters use natural, even entirely indigenous. Kondapalli / Etikoppaka Toys are the toys made of wood, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This area has GI tag for the specific wood toy manufacturing. The art of crafting is a 400 year old tradition.
Handmade by Etikoppaka Artist
Sourced directly from artisans of village
Light-weight wooden toys
Material : wood
Size : groom-25cm, bride- 21cm
Etikoppaka is a quaint village located on the banks of the river Varaha in Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. A traditional art of the people of Etikoppaka, these toys have been handcrafted since the early 18th century. The name Etikoppaka is synonymous with the beautiful wooden artifacts and lacquer colours. The story goes that two hundred years ago, a newlywed bride on this coast used to store her vermilion and turmeric in freshly procured, little artful containers of soft Anduku wood that were trademarks of a little place called Etikoppaka.
The process of making these wooden handicrafts is known as ‘Turned Wood Lacquer Craft’ or ‘Tharini’. The toys are made of soft wood and lacquer colour. Coloured with natural dyes derived from seeds, lacquer, bark, roots and leaves, they are chemical free and sustainable. The artists use a colourless resinous secretion of several insects, known as lac. The lac is mixed with dyes during the oxidation process. This lac dye is used in decorating the toys. Famous not only in India but around the world, these toys make for great decorative pieces and memorabilia.
Handcrafted Wooded n Arts are best for Showpiece, Hand painted with natural and non toxic colors used
Ideal for Gifting, Thanks giving Gift, Anniversary Gift, Wedding Gift, Birthday Gift, Diwali Gifts, corporate gifts, return gifts.
This product is used to decorate your home and handle the product with care.
The images represent actual product though color of the image and product may slightly differ.
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