Kondapalli dolls are made of locally available wood (Tella Poniki) and they are famous globally for their light weight, vibrant colors.
These dolls are themed around rural life, village life, farming , village professions, animals and also on Mythology like Ram Parivar, Dasavataram etc
The artisans who make these toys are known as ‘Aryakshatriyas’.
It is said that these craftsmen migrated from Rajasthan to Kondapalli around the 16th century bringing with them the art of crafting toys. This 400-year old tradition has passed on from generation to generation with every member taking part in the toy-making activity in ‘Toy Colony’ of Kondapalli, There is also reference to this group of people in the “Brahmanda purana”. This community claims its origin to Muktharishi, who is said to have been endowed with skills in arts and crafts by Lord Shiva himself. ( courtesy – D’source )
These dolls are displayed in Sankranti Bommala koluvu and Navaratri golu.
Kondapalli toys are made of wood available locally called as Tella Poniki (White Sander wood and botanically called Jiuotia Rotteri Fromis). Several natural materials like makku (gluing paste of tamarind seed powder & saw dust), sudda (lime), temma jiguru (acacia gum) and natural dyes are used to finish the toys
Good choice for Gifting, Home Decor, you can place in Navaratri golu or Sankranti bommala koluvu.
The product contains
- kondapalli seller -one doll
- 3 cups to keep pulses ( only cups will be given you have to keep pulses at the time of Navaratri golu or sankranthi bommala koluvu and empty them once the festival is over and when you are packing.)
- Gunny bags -2
- one Balance and weights ( Made up of Clay )
The measurements are as follows…
Doll Height- 8 cm
Board – Height – 1.5 cm
Board – Lenght – 1.5 cm18 cm
Board – widht – 10.2 cm.