Craft: Etikoppaka Lacquered Toys
Place: Etikoppaka, India
Color: Vegetable Colors (multi-color)
Measurements: Height 3" , Width: 4", Depth: 4"
Product weight: 120 Grams
Special Attention: Handcrafted Village Craft
Product Care: Wipe with a soft cloth
Note: Color and designs may slightly vary
Etikoppaka is a fairytale village on the banks of river Varaha, offering you the freshness of color and the warmth of handcrafting. The remnants of this great traditional artistry are few but impactful. With eventful themes of culture and skillful technique, the Etikoppaka artisans have set high standards in handicraft art. This diligent Ganesha toy-idol makes a memorable gift, leaving a lasting impression on its audience with a natural flair. With patience and passion, these Telugu artisans have mastered the art of woodturning and rendering, making the toys of Etikoppaka as timeless as history. Their incredible ability to capture a narrative makes these Etikoppaka handicrafts stand out. Stories unheard and songs unsung resonate through craftsmanship, making their way from a rich past to a hopeful future. The artisan adopts a lac coat, glossy insect secretion that gives an immortal finish and polish to the perfected surface. These master artisans translate the echoing beliefs of a nation with a gentle hand as they carefully sculpt the eternal image of Ganesha into natural wood. Revered globally for their tasteful color palettes, art lovers and laypeople pridefully treasure these works of art, letting the vibrant shades and the unmistakable shine of the toy steal the show. This playful Ganesha toy is an excellent example of perseverance and intimacy that the communities of Etikoppaka still retain. Etikoppaka sees bleak times in an era of fast industrial produce. However, the few remaining artisan communities have held onto this rare mastercraft, always remaining a South Indian classic.
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