Kondapalli Toys (INDIA)

January 26, 2018
Contest: "Wood and Life" Heritage category
€ 4800
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Kondapally Toys are the toys made of wood in Kondapalli of Krishna district, a village nearby Vijayawada in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The art of crafting is a 400 year old tradition. The artisans who make the toys are referred as Aryakhastriyas (also known as Nakarshalu), who have their mention in the Brahmanda Purana. They are said to have migrated from Rajasthan in the 16th century to Kondappali and claims their origin to Muktharishi, a sage endowed with skills in arts and crafts by Lord Shiva.

The Kondapalli toys are made from soft wood known as "Tella Poniki" which are found in nearby Kondapalli Hills. The wood is first carved out and then the edges are smooth finished. The later step involves coloring with either oil and water-colours or vegetable dyes and enamel paints are applied based on the type of the toys.The artisans mainly work on producing figures of mythology, dancing dolls, animals, birds, bullock carts, rural life etc.

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meenakshi kumari  

superb harry

February 5, 2018 09:51:21 AM UTC
abhi  

superb <3

February 4, 2018 06:09:13 PM UTC
santhoshnkumar  

Amazing shOt harry........ :)

January 30, 2018 04:56:42 PM UTC
badri  
January 29, 2018 06:59:42 AM UTC
Deepika  

Nice

January 29, 2018 05:06:55 AM UTC
Vasudevarao  

Nice picture

January 29, 2018 02:47:42 AM UTC
gopi krishna  

wood+traditional=kondapalli toys
awesome click...

January 28, 2018 07:00:01 PM UTC
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