Clay & Papier Mache Toys of Pondicherry

In the earlier days clay toys were the main attraction but with the awareness amonst the artists they have also started making toys out of papier machie. Kosapalayam, a village near Pondicherry is a great name in this work. Here craftspersons design many items in many different different forms. Figures of deities are more in demand and craftspersons do the best of their skills. Colours play a main show among the toys as figures that are part of religious services are made in orange or rose colour. Newly wedded couple is painted in orange or pink while the band. Traditional plaster of paris toys are made with white, pale blue or cream colours. Accessories are put on these figures to give the rich look.