Play is universal - discover new approaches to classic games - carved wood tic-tac-toe - baby toys, toddler toys and kids toys, Montessori educational toys, wooden rattles for babies, stackers, push toys and pull toys for toddlers, counting and colour matching toys, build and play toys, wooden spinning tops, cooking play-sets and other skill toys.
Meet the artisans who keep these traditions alive through their exquisite products. Discover and gift toys made by artisans of Channapatna, Karnataka. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication (GI) under the World Trade Organization. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Traditionally, the work involved lacquering the wood of the Wrightia tinctoria tree, colloquially called Aale mara (ivory-wood). The origin of these toys can be traced to the reign of Tipu Sultan who invited artisans from Persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys.