Famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls finds mention in PM’s “Mann ki Baat”

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News: The famous art of ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls of Visakhapatnam district was mentioned in the Prime Minister’s “Mann ki Baat” programme.

Facts:

  • ‘Etikoppaka’ dolls: Etikoppaka is a small village on the banks of Varaha River in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.In 2017, the Etikoppaka toys acquired a Geographical Indications(GI) tag.
  • Features: Toys are made of soft wood and lacquer color.Coloured with natural dyes derived from seeds,lacquer,roots and leaves.The way of toy making is also known as turned wood lacquer craft.