Clay Toys of Lucknow

Clay Toys of Lucknow

Languishing Craft

In India, the art of toy making is practised in almost every region of the country. What varies is the type of toy crafted and the material used. Apart from being used for play, toys are also made specially for ritual and auspicious occasions. Clay toys from Lucknow flourished in the past under royal and aristocratic patronage; today, however, this craft has only a limited market. What is unusual about these toys is that they are made and sold as sets based on a theme: for instance, there are sets on the leaders of India, on the brides of India, a set of bhangra dancers, a band of musicians, and several other varied and interesting themes.

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