Varanasi, being the cultural center of India is also rich in the craft of toy making and is gifted with a community of craftsman who have been practicing this craft and passing it on from one generation to other. As India has a rich culture of storytelling through its toys, our ancestors have been preserving this culture by making toys which show a perspective of life. Not only does it help in educating the children about their culture, children also grow up playing with these toys, which creates a beautiful bonding them and their toys and nurtures them.
Some kinds of toys are not affected by time and generation and they remain the basic toy that every one as a kid, wants to play with. The best example is the kitchen set for girls. Though lots of modern toys are present in the market. All the girls play with and imagine themselves cooking and doing other activities with these traditional toys. Such toys take us back to the earliest and the simplest kind of toys that our ancestors used to play with. They also show us the glimpse of our present and past culture and tradition.
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