This exquisite showpiece from the makers of traditional Kondapalli toys is an amalgamation of belief, mythology and art. Peaking in demand especially when the big Indian festivals of Dussehra and Sankranti knock from door to door. This wood-carved handicraft depicts the story of Kevat the boatman who ferried the pristine duo Rama and Sita alongside Lakshmana after the banishment of Lord Rama. As a token of gratitude to the immense cultural heritage of India, this Kondapalli toy speaks volumes about art that finds meaning in every nook and corner of the country.
Nestled in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, this surreal town of Kondapalli is every artist's dream. With generations of expertise under their belts, we see the renowned community of handicraft makers working for hours on end, producing an unmistakable style in handicraft known as the Kondapalli style. Directing themes that resonate across the subcontinent of India, the artisans of Kondapalli have always stayed true to their ancestral style in woodworking. The colours are delightful and vibrant, a true attribute of India’s kaleidoscope of colours and cultures.
To honour the ongoing of auspicious events such as marriages and housewarming ceremonies, this Kondapalli masterpiece is a fine pick. Despite the seemingly impossible economic hurdle faced by these ingenious artisans, they continue to thrive as their name resonates across the nation in praise for the relentless community. Kondapalli has become one of the most popular choices for cultural events in the South of India, setting the culture apart from any of its neighbouring crafts.