ETIKOPPAKA DOLLS

ETIKOPPAKA DOLLS are native to Andhra Pradesh, they come from the village by the same name Etikoppaka, hence the name.

This village is located on the banks of the Varaha river in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

 They are also known as Etikoppaka Bommalu.
The toys are also called lacquer toys as the are coated with layers of coloured lacquer.

ETIKOPPAKA DOLLS creationg is also known as Turned wood Lacquer craft

I have seen similarities in its creation to kondapali toys and Gujarati toys. Some say the dyes used are from Gujarat.

 

Lac which is obtained from insects is mixed with dyes from roots, leaves, bark and seeds.

Buy these toys

Etikoppaka Top

These are perfect for kids who are 5 years and older. They are made out of wood and natural dyes, hence not at all harmful for your child.

I like the fact that it is made out of wood and not plastic.

It is safe for the environment and I love natural toys, like the ones we played with as kids, toys made of mud and wood and just stones.

I have this at home, its really precious… It gives both my kids endless hours of fun. You basically wind this top using the thread they’ve given and spin it. My son loves this like a lot.

You can buy it here for Rs. 190 – Buy Etikoppaka Tops

 

Other Etikoppa Toys

 Kitchen Set

This contains 22 pieces of wodden kitchen set and costs Rs. 1050

I still remember we would buy such ones for very less … nowadays original toys are so rare, the craftsmen are not available.

It is so important we support such craftsmen.

You can get this set here – Kitchen Set

3 Comments

  1. […] for kids, they are made from wood and the colours used are safe and non toxic. These are similar to Etikoppaka Toys which are also from Andhra […]

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  2. sonam
    June 15, 2018

    These are amazing. I remember having this during my childhood

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  3. Saba irfan
    June 15, 2018

    Wow these toy looks amazing. Would definitely check to buy for my lil one.

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