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PM Modi showers praise on APs Etikoppaka and Kondapalli toys at Mann ki  Baat program
Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh

Located on the banks of the river Varaha in Vishakhapatnam district of AP, is a small village called Etikoppaka. Made in the Etikoppaka region of Andhra Pradesh, these toys are made with lacquer color and are traditionally known as Etikoppaka toys or Etikoppaka Bommalu.

The village is very famous for its toys made of wood. The toys are also called as lacquer toys because of application of lacquer coating.

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Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh

The village has a glorious history where the local jamindars started recognizing the possibility of making splendid and attractive toys much before independence. These are well known for canon toys, lord Ganesha form and bullock etc.

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Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh

The toys are made out of wood and are coloured with natural dyes derived from seeds, lacquer, bark, roots and leaves.

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Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh

The wood used to make the toys is soft in nature and the art of toy making is also known as Turned wood Lacquer craft. While making the Etikoppaka toys, lac, a colourless resinous secretion of numerous insects, is used.

Etikoppaka Toys Balaji Head – Golkonda Handicrafts Emporium, (Unit of TSHDC  Ltd), Banjarahills,Hyderabad
Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh

The already prepared vegetable dyes are further mixed to the lac, during the process of oxidation. After this process, the end product obtained is rich and colored lacquer. The lac dye is used for decorating the Etikoppaka toys, which are exported all over the world.

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Etikoppaka toys of Andhra Pradesh
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Visit Lepakshi Emporium of Andhra Pradesh Government to buy Etikoppaka Toys Online & Offline

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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a

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