Kondapalli Toys

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  1. Kondapalli bommalu (Kondapalli toys) are colourful, hand-crafted, wooden toys made by artisans of Kondapalli town, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.
  2. The artisans who work on crafting these wooden toys are called the Arya Kshatriyas. They are said to have migrated to Kondapalli town from Rajasthan in the 16th century.
  3. The Kondapalli toys are crafted from a wood known as Tella Poniki which is obtained from local forests and seasoned for years.
  4. The themes for the toys vary from mythological to the modern. The Krishna theme and the Dasavatharam are popular mythological themes.
  5. Kondapalli bommalu has been given GI Tag in the handicrafts category.