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Etikoppaka Toys – unique Toys from India (

Beautiful unique Lacquer toys from India

Located on the banks of River Varaha, the quaint village of Etikoppaka is widely renowned for its lacquer-coated wooden toys, traditionally known as Etikoppaka toys or Etikoppaka Bommalu.

The toys are made of wood and after the desired shape is achieved, they are coloured with natural dyes derived from seeds, lacquer, bark roots and leaves. A much softer wood is used to make these toys and the art of toy-making is also known as turned wood lacquer craft. The artists use a colourless resinous secretion of several insects, known as lac. The lac is mixed with dyes during the oxidation of the toys. This lac dye is used in decorating the toys. The toys of Etikoppaka are not only famous in India but are even exported to other countries of the world.


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