Toy-making is a widely practised craft in Pondicherry where different materials are used in their production. Shell toys consist of large...
Dolls & Toys of Kerala
Kerala is known for its rich knowledge of ivory and wood crafting. The exquisitely carved figures of dancers, animals and birds display the extraordinary artistic skills of Kerala woodcraft. Among popular wood and ivory craft items of Kerala include beautifully carved figures of elephants, chess sets and bookcases.
The wooden toys, a regular fixture at the handicraft fairs, are usually modeled on the popular mythological figures. Nalukettus famed Kerala, a treasure trove of the glorious past of the ancient Indian dynasties, preserves its history through this traditional form of art.