Sankranthi Gangireddu Wooden Toys from Kondapalli

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Kondapalli Bommalu

This handcrafted curio portrays the 'Gangireddu', the embellished Sankranti ox, a common sight during the grand festival. The charming herdsmen walk from door to door, serenading the family with a display of the ox, a symbol of good fortune and divinity. With the sound of their presence reverbing throughout the village streets, they mark the onset of a glorious tradition, the heart and soul of Indian culture. The women and children of the household offer alms to the amusing gentlemen clad in bright attire and bid farewell until next time.

  • Handmade by Kondapalli Artist
  • Sourced directly from artisans of village
  • Light-weight wooden toys
  • Cash-on-delivery payment option available
  • Delivered within 7-days of online purchase
  • Free shipping for purchases above Rs.1500

Rs. 750.00
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Rs. 750.00

This exquisite wooden toy is a product of Kondapalli's most excellent craftsmanship. Using a locally available softwood known as Tella Poniki and sculpting it into first-class handicrafts, the Kondapalli artisans continue a 400-year-old art form beloved to South India. This Kondapalli creation captures the typical scenario of the Basava and his beloved ox, extravagantly ornamented to celebrate the occasion of Sankranthi. The artisan's natural flair and the amount of time and effort that goes into making this unique piece together make it the perfect gift.

This handcrafted curio portrays the 'Gangireddu', the embellished Sankranti ox, a common sight during the grand festival. The charming herdsmen walk from door to door, serenading the family with a display of the ox, a symbol of good fortune and divinity. With the sound of their presence reverbing throughout the village streets, they mark the onset of a glorious tradition, the heart and soul of Indian culture. The women and children of the household offer alms to the amusing gentlemen clad in bright attire and bid farewell until next time.

The precision and technique used by the artisan remain unparalleled. With the onset of an industrial rule, handicraft is what makes us firmly believe in the power of authenticity that manual art contains. The Sankranti theme makes the toy an endearing member in the Bommala Koluvu, a colony of handcrafted wooden toys. These toys are the products of sweat and hard work, passionately curated with traditional techniques.

In an era where society is slowly being estranged from its cultural roots and human bonds being continuously challenged, the identity that handicraft brings is irreplaceable.