CHANNAPATNA TOYS
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The Journey Of Channapatna Toys

Tippu Sultan, the king of Mysore spellbound by the Beautiful, Vibrant and Durable lacquerware Wooden Toys of Persia given to him as gift, just couldn’t resist the sight of the Toy and went a step further for the craft-form had touched his heart and invited Persian artisans to train the locals of Mysore Presidency in the Craft and thus began the Journey of the Highly famed 18th Century, Channapatna Toys, the lacquerware Wooden Craft.

The Process

Ivory wood, soft yet durable is seasoned for close to 3 months before it makes itself onto the handmade lathe machine.  Here the wood is carved and Smoothened by using Chisels and Sandpaper for obtaining a desired shape and texture. While the wood still rotates on the lathe and remains hot it is lacquered with the natural Organic colored sticks prepared from vegetable dyes.

The skillful Lacquerware craft attracts and appeals to both adults and children alike for its vibrant color, smooth texture, non-toxicity, and Eco-friendliness.

Channapatna To US President’s White House

Of more than 20,000 exhibits at National Handicrafts Museum, Delhi, the one handicraft that caught the attention of the First lady of US, Michelle Obama in 2010 was none other than the Lacquerware Wooden Craft of Channapatna Toys.

Wow, this train looks awesome, is what she exclaimed while picking up the toy, a Ganesha Idol and few Keychains as Christmas gift to her family and friends and as Momentous to be decorated on the shelves of Whitehouse.

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GI TAGGED is a “one stop store” of  products having conferred with the prestigious Geographical Indications Tagged Status. Our customers need not travel to a place to buy its renowned products, for we procure, produce and market GI Tag products in accordance with Government of India’s “Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999” and by adhering to the mandates as mentioned in the GI registry. Hence our motto “from the very land to your hand”.

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All products are developed and procured from the company’s region specific Strategic Business Units called as GI Panchayats, a forum of Artisans, Weavers and Producers, ensuring Accountability, Exclusivity, Quality and Affordability.

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GI (Geographical Indication) is a sign used on a product that has a specific geographical origin and possess the qualities or reputation that are due to that origin.

Geographical Indication (GI) is a sign used on products to indicate its specific geographical region of Origin and its unique qualities imparted from that geographical region.

The Indian Parliament passed Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act in December 1999 for providing registration and protection of GI products in India. This act came into force with effect from 15 September 2003.
The Act is administered by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also the Registrar of Geographical Indications.

Products that indicate a unique quality obtained from a specific region due to traditional practices, vegetation, topography are called as GI Products. These products cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world with the exact uniqueness and specialties.

As of January 2020, a total of 367 products from India have been conferred with the prestigious GI Tag Status. Check out the list of GI Tag Products in India Here.

Geographical Indication Tag is conferred for Agricultural Products, Handlooms & Textiles, Foodstuffs, Wine and Spirit, Handicrafts.

In World there are around 60,000 GI Tag Products, to name a few | Champagne from the Champagne region of France | Tequila from the city of Tequila, Mexico | Swiss made Watches | Antep baklava sweet of Turkey | Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese produced in the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia of Italy.

Karnataka has the highest number of GI Tagged Products.

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