Kondapalli Toys | Vijayawada Krishna District

 Kondapalli :
Kondapalli Koya Bommalu

Kondapalli is a census town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 4km away from Ibrahimpatnam Mandal headquarters  Under Vijayawada revenue division. It is located at 23km from Vijayawada.

Kondapalli Toys :
Kondapalli Toys

The village is known for kondapally toys. The toys are chiseled from local light softwoods and painted with vegetable dyes, and vibrant enamel colors. They are made by local wooden and lay artisans. The most popular toys include Dasavatarams, elephants with ambari, palanquin -bearers carrying the bride and bridegroom, toddy tapper, set of village craftsmen, as well as various animals. The papier-mache swinging doll is a favorite with many.

It was registered as one of the geographical indication handicraft from Andhra Pradesh as per Geographical indications of goods. These toys were one of the varieties of toys assembled in the houses during the festival of Sankranti and Navaratri and are referred to as Bommala Koluvu.
Kondapally Dancing Toys

The art of crafting is a 400-year-old tradition. The artisans who make the toys are referred to as Aryakhastriyas, who have their mention in the Brahmanda Purana.