Wooden Toys of Kondapally, Andhra Pradesh

Wooden Toys of Kondapally, Andhra Pradesh

The fame of wooden dolls and toys of Kondapally is spread all over Andhra Pradesh. Stylised in form and colour, they are crafted by artisans known as arya kshatriyas. Using a soft wood called poniki, the themes crafted include everyday scenes from village life, figures of deities including the dasha avataras (ten divine manifestations of Vishnu), birds and animals. The figures are extremely well formed and are sometimes made in large sizes also. The style is realistic and great attention is given to the smallest detail. The painted faces are expressive and each figure has a distinct identity and beauty.

     Share on Facebook

NOW available addresses of over 60,000 weavers & craftspeople working in more than 1000 crafts categories across India

Updated Weekly



The Asia Inch Encyclopedia is building a permanent, long-term archive of writings that have enduring cultural, historic and evidentiary value. Read the collected writings of -
Ashoke Chatterjee,
Judy Frater,
Paula Manfredi,
Carolyn Jongeward,

And others


Bookmark and Share


By Crafts


By States


To view a list of all the crafts, click on search.