Crafts – Toys

Kutchi Dolls

August 12, 2010

Wood and Lac Turned Cars

March 24, 2010

100% plant dyed toys formed on a turning lathe. A kesar
leaf is dipped in oil to give the lac an everlasting shine.


Wooden Animals

October 10, 2009


Unique to Varanasi are tiny wooden gods, goddesses,
birds and animals that come in sets. They were
originally carved to be sold to pilgrims. The tiny birds
and animals are carved by slicing profiles from a single
wooden piece. The craftsmen originally carved ivory
at the royal court but this generation has now
switched to wood and stone.

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