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Sawantwadi Toy (PIB)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Sawantwadi toys

Mains level: NA

Context- Online Release of Picture Postcard on Sawantwadi Toy by India Post.

What are Sawantwadi toys ?

  • Sawantwadi toys refers to hand made works of art made of wood in Sawantwadi a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Most of these toys are made in the village of Kolgaon in Sawantwadi taluka.
  • These toys are made from the wood of the Indian Coral tree (Erythrina variegata).
  • Craftsmen who make these toys belong to the Chittari community who came to Sawantwadi from Karwar and Goa.


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