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Channapatna Toys & Dolls
Tippu Sultan, then king of Mysore spellbound by the gifted lacquerware Wooden Toy from Persia, invited the Persian artisans to train the locals of Mysore Presidency in the Craft and thus began the Journey of the Highly famed 18th Century, Channapatna craft.
A Perfect fusion of Vibrance, Durability, and Eco-friendliness.
Soft and Light Wood turned on a lathe and lacquered with Dyes extracted from Vegetables makes the craft skin friendly and marks a perfect fusion of Tradition with Sophistication.
Name of The Geographical Indication:
World-famous Wooden Toys and carvings are produced at Channapatna. The town of Channapatna, is one of the oldest towns of Bangalore Rural District. There is a reference of Channapatna, as early as in 1387 A.D, during Vijayanagar Kingdom period.
Tipu Sultan, the king of Mysore spellbound by the gifted lacquer ware Wooden Toys from Persia, invited the 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 & Dolls.
Method of Production of Channapatna Toys:
Raw Material Used: The traditional Ivory Wood (Hale Wood) is mainly used in the making of Channapatna Toys.
Colors: Non-toxic Vegetable dyes are used in the coloring process.
Process: The wood is turned on the lathe to different shapes. While the wood is rotating on the lathe, lac in the form of sticks in a variety of colors is held against the turning wood. The heat generated by the friction melts the lac and helps to apply the colors uniformly. There after palm leaf is used to give a glossy polish.
The raw materials used in this craft are very inexpensive. In addition to wood colors, sand papers, nails, oils etc. are used. The equipment mainly used for this craft are lathe, chisel, sickle, hammer, saw, drill, shovels, cutting machine, drilling machine, bell etc.
Century old craft practiced only at Channapatna town.
The origin of the Channapatna Toys can be traced to the reign of Tipu Sultan.
Flexible forms and dazzling colors add to the versatility of these wooden carvings.
Harmless and environmentally safe.
You can just walk-in to our GiTAGGED Store in HSR Layout to shop Channapatna Toys in Bangalore.