ABOUT CHANNAPATNA TOYS
The need to develop and support the handicraft community is necessary and immediate. It is essential for the development of the local communities at the grass – root level and for sustaining the dying crafts and traditions, which have been passed down generations.
CHANNAPATNA TOYS was born from the seed of this thought and is driven by our love for the handcrafted. We believe that every contribution, no matter how small, helps and that supporting crafts, artisans and artists must be a conscious decision.
Within the heart of India, in its villages, the men and women create unique craft pieces using the naturally available resources around them. We work closely with the artisans to understand their techniques, and create unique and sustainable items, with emphasis on innovative, eye catching designs and superior quality. We believe in fair compensation for the artisans, and create an environment where the artisans and their craft is respected and celebrated.
HANDCRAFTING OF WOODEN TOYS
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. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication (GI) under the World Trade Organization, administered by the Government of Karnataka. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as the Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Traditionally, the work involved lacquering the wood of the Wrightia tinctoria tree, colloquially called Aale mara (ivory-wood).
HANDCRAFTING OF WOODEN TOYS
The craft has diversified over time; in addition to the traditional ivory-wood, 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.
✔PERFECT OUTDOOR & INDOOR GAME- 6 wooden colorful pins & 1 Wooden ball bowling set for your child. Roly bowly pins are easy to store in your own little bag. Carry them anywhere.
✔SKILLSET: Builds fine and gross motor skills, spatial skills, first skills, eye/hand coordination. ✔💖100% Satisfaction： If anything goes wrong with your wooden educational toy or you decide it’s not right for your child, we’ll always be there for you. Add to cart now and surprise your child.
✔SUITABLE FOR AGES: 2 years . Keeps your child interested for hours as they try and better themselves with each round. The lightweight pins, easy for little hands to play with but sturdy enough to withstand all the blows. Can be used to play indoors and out.
✔DIMENSIONS: 5cm (diameter) x 11cm (height), Carefully Handcrafted Pins & Balls 100% Natural Long lasting wood Attractive & Beautiful Perfectly Sized Grooved Bottom for better holding Perfect Toy for Indoor & Outdoor Play