Makara Sankranti Theme show piece - Kondapalli Bommalu

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Kondapalli Bommalu

This Makara Sankranti ensemble marks the arrival of the exciting Bommala Koluvu. Rows of Kondapalli toys are put together in an amusing attempt to narrate stories of ritual. Every year, these colourful Kondapalli toys sit patiently in their wooden postures, waiting to be assembled and celebrated by young and old alike.

  • Handmade by Kondapalli Artist
  • Sourced directly from artisans of village
  • Light-weight wooden toys
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The village dances to the tunes of the Makara Sankranti troop, with children eagerly flooding the streets and adults wishfully thinking back to days of young. This Sankranti toy is a proud creation of the Kondapalli technique of woodcarving. Holding a position of regard in the market of handicrafts, Kondapalli toys are continuing their pursuit of imagination and acclaim.

We are no strangers to Haridasu and Basavanna flaunting loud tales of Sankranti with the exquisite ox alongside the procession. Early to bed and early to rise, the women of the community offer rice and grain to the welcomed stranger as a talisman of fortune. This tasteful Kondapalli bomma evokes images of South India, her sounds and sights, leaving traces of the simple living and abundant fields, memories that refuse to fade away.

What makes Kondapalli toys immensely popular for home decor and gifting is the eclectic sense of aesthetic they display. With dashing reds and blues instantly adding a flavour of 'being Indian', Kondapalli bommalu still manage to merge tradition with trendy.

Traditionally, Kondapalli toymakers are masters of their own art. With years of practice and refined experience, these craftsmen display a skyrocketing potential when it comes to technique. Essentially carving marvels out of plain wood, the Kondapalli artisan begins his process from softwood and arrives at the final coloured masterpiece.

This Makara Sankranti ensemble marks the arrival of the exciting Bommala Koluvu. Rows of Kondapalli toys are put together in an amusing attempt to narrate stories of ritual. Every year, these colourful Kondapalli toys sit patiently in their wooden postures, waiting to be assembled and celebrated by young and old alike.

Before the dawn of Sankranti gently knocks at your door, gather these humble wooden toys of tale and folklore. With the sons and daughters of Kondapalli trying every way they can to strengthen this ageless skill, the spirit of handicraft will never meet the day of doom.