Sawantwadi Toy – UPSC Prelims

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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