Wooden Toy Bullock cart - Etikoppaka Handicraft

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Etikoppaka

This artistic handicraft is the effort and passion of Telugu craftsmen hailing from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The joy of toy making finds yet another pleasure in the hands of these master craftsmen. Locally available softwood is sourced and churned to create incredibly smooth forms, waiting to be adorned with naturally processed colours. The artisans of Etikoppaka come from humble communities of cultural heritage, holding onto their ancestral occupation in a fast-changing world.

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This artistic handicraft is the effort and passion of Telugu craftsmen hailing from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The joy of toy making finds yet another pleasure in the hands of these master craftsmen. Locally available softwood is sourced and churned to create incredibly smooth forms, waiting to be adorned with naturally processed colours. The artisans of Etikoppaka come from humble communities of cultural heritage, holding onto their ancestral occupation in a fast-changing world.

The villages of South India are set in lush greenery where life unravels naturally. The children are merry while the elders engage in work and conversation, ploughing their verdant fields with cattle for the season's harvest. This Etikoppaka bullock cart is close to the hearts of the artisans, who've grown up alongside farmers and oxen— the true producers of the nation.

Perfection becomes Etikoppaka, as one admires the distinct circles and vibrant colours. Over centuries, this art form has been evolving into a better version of itself. To the few remaining Etikoppaka communities surviving in the industrial era, this precious artform means more than just a source of income. Each day, they wield their lathes and turn the wood to colour the surface with grace and experience.

This handmade bullock cart is a befitting gift on any occasion. There is no question that timeless Indian handicraft is worth celebrating. Hence, every year, the great festivals of Dussehra and Sankranti see a gathering of South Indian handicrafts to celebrate the essence of culture.

Handicraft is a breath of fresh air amidst the hustle of the city, where time and effort spent on art becomes a rarity. The artisans of Etikoppaka dedicate their entire being to the making of these richly coloured toys. As these handcrafted toys shine gloriously on your shelf, you pay homage to India's vast myriad of cultural practices, and their ability to stay closely connected to one's soul.