MERRY TOPS - WOODEN TWIRLS!
"Merry Tops " - 4 different tops - Finger Top -This small top is silent and graceful. You may at times wonder whether it just stands still ! Flip Top - This is a naughty top. Spin it on it's base and it will flip over gleefully to spin on its stem. String Top - A self winding string top. Spindle Top - It comes with a separate handle and thread. Spins undisturbed for a long time.
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.