HANDCRAFTED ETIKOPPAKA TOYS | desiauthentic.com

The culture of making colourful, picturesque toys from wood has been an integral part of the village’s tradition since the colonial era. Wood that is used in making these toys is locally sourced from a tree called ‘Ankudu’. A speciality of this tree is that the bark is extremely light, making it easy to chop and chisel. The bark makes for brilliant firewood and of course, the art of Etikoppaka.

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