Craft: Etikoppaka Lacquered Toys
Place: Etikoppaka, India
Color: Vegetable Colors (multi-color)
Measurements: Height 6" , Width: 4", Depth: 2"
Product weight: 300 Grams
Special Attention: Handcrafted Village Craft
Product Care: Wipe with a soft cloth
Note: Color and designs may slightly vary
This glorious wooden idol of Lord Venkateshwara is indeed a sight to behold. Sculpted with adoration for detail by the artisans of the Etikoppaka community, this handicraft retains the intimacy of creating art by hand and spreading the true joy of curation. Throughout generations,
Etikoppaka has highlighted the impressive ability of cultures to withstand time, becoming monuments of a glorious past. Etikoppaka is a small village on the banks of Varaha River in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The toys are made of wood and colored with natural dyes derived from seeds, lacquer, bark, roots, and leaves. The wood used to make the toys is soft, and the art of toy making is also known as Turned wood Lacquer craft. While making the Etikoppaka toys, lac, a colorless resinous secretion of numerous insects, is used. The already prepared vegetable dyes are further mixed with the lac during oxidation. After this process, the end product obtained is rich and colored lacquer. The lac dye is used for decorating the Etikoppaka toys.
• Made with soft grained wood available mainly in the forests of Andhra Pradesh. This wood is known as ankudu.
• Multicoloured in black, brown, and white.
*NOTE: As this product is handcrafted there might be a slight color or design variation, which is natural and hence makes the product unique.
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