Handmade traditional channapatna wooden paper weight / toy from Andhra Pradesh. This toy is hand painted with natural dyes. Colors are obtained naturally Yellow colour from turmeric, Red colour kum-kum base, Green colour vegetable leaf dye, Orange colour from Saffron dye. This product is a lacware craft which is made of lac, a naturally available resin. It is non-toxic and chemical free and safe for children. Good play item for kids and nice for gifting or house decoration.
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Channapatna toys are a particular form of wooden toys (and dolls) that are manufactured in the town of Channapatna in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka state, India. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. The craft has diversified over time, For nearly two centuries, ivory-wood was the main wood used in the making of these toys, though rosewood and sandalwood were also occasionally used. other woods - including rubber, sycamore, cedar, pine and teak are now used as well. Manufacturing stages include procuring the wood, seasoning the wood, cutting the wood into the desired shapes, pruning and carving the toys, applying the colours and finally polishing the finished product. Vegetable dyes are used in the colouring process to ensure that the toys and dolls are safe for use by children.