TOYS! connection to your childhood which opens a whole lot of world of imagination and one of the important ways to develop a child while growing up and learning about the world around us.
Channapatna, which is located on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway, in the Ramanagara district, is the toy capital of Karnataka.
The Special Wood
Wood from the Wrightia Tinctoria tree is used to craft the toys. Moreover, the wood from this tree cannot be used for any other purpose.
Colored lac is used to paint the toys. Natural colors such as Indigo, kumkum, turmeric, and vegetable dyes make them 100% child friendly.
Government as Saviour
The World Trade Organization (WTO) also recognized this Kannada town as a geographical Indication that gives them the exclusive right to sell their toys under the Channapatna name.
Channapatna on Global Level
With Prince of Bhutan being the most recent recipient of these unique wooden toys it was gifted by India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Channapatna Handicrafts draws attention all across the globe and were also gifted to the former United State President, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle Obama.
Another Reason To Buy These Products
The wooden Channapatna toys not only account for their traditional specialty but also do not leave their carbon footprints in the environment when someone renounces them. The silver lining to this is the Channapatna toys and the dolls are made in India so you are not just saving the planet by using more environmentally friendly toys but are also contributing to the wealth and growth of an Indian artist who toils days and night to nourishing and feed their families.
As it is handmade, there would be minor imperfections, which should not be considered as defects.
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India has a special kind of connection with its artisans and the colorful culture found in the nook and corners of this land. Local art like basket weaving, temple paintings, terracotta vessels is just parts of our heritage hidden away.
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