This nano car is from my table top. We had bought it from Bangalore-Mysore highway. We loved its shape and its cute smile. I loved it more because its nature friendly and emanate a positive energy through its smile. We had placed it in our office table and it had became my lovely companion. Some things catch our attention may be because of the colour, smell or shape . Anyway I searched for these type of toys in google and found lot of information.
On that shop I had seen lot of toys with wood. I liked almost all of them. These are from a rural village known as Channapatnam in Bangalore. Now this village is knowing as 'Gombegala Ooru' or toy town. This craft has a history of more than 50 years. The story begins from Tipu Sultan who trained the local artisans from the experts of Persia!! Ivory wood is mainly used to make these toys. Karnataka Government is now providing assistance to this small industry. For colouring these toys vegetable dyes are used. Its 100% child friendly. More than 6000 people are involved in this small industry.
During the recent visit Mrs. Obema had purchased these toys. Its so curious to think that these small toys exhibited at the white house.