What are Sawantwadi toys ?
Sawantwadi toys refers to hand made works of art made of wood in Sawantwadi a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Most of these toys are made in the village of Kolgaon in Sawantwadi taluka.
These toys are made from the wood of the Indian Coral tree (Erythrina variegata).
Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.
- Why in news? Online Release of Picture Postcard on Sawantwadi Toy by India Post.
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