1,2,3.. Abacus is an early childhood educational aid. It has a sturdy frame made up of pine wood sides and metal pipes for top and bottom. This 1-10 abacus has wooden lacware beads colored in natural dyes and elastic thread is used to string the beads. A time tested educational aid to introduce counting to children.This handcrafted product is made by artisans of Channapatna Woodcraft, craft that has existed since the 1700s near Bangalore in Karnataka. Said to have originated in Persia, Tipu Sultan got local artisans from around Channapatana to learn and develop it, originally to make toys.
These handcrafted wooden crafts are made using traditional, turned lacquer ware techniques and are coloured using natural dyes. These products are absolutely eco friendly and non hazardous. These products are made using locally available soft wood called Ale Mara, natural lacquer and vegetable dyes like turmeric, spinach and indigo. The toys are made with great attention to quality and safety.