Levelling wood pieces to the desired length.
Parts of the final assemblage. 16”x2 , 18”x2, 14” and 24” for the slant.
Rounding the edges of the wooden pieces.
Making hole for joining the pieces.
Putting the pieces together.
Putting the 14 inches piece at the base.
Fixing the sliced end to the base.
Finally fixing the other end of the piece to the top portion of the structure.
The nail is then bent to prevent the wheel from slipping out.
Fixing the wheel on the sides of the walker.
Rajesh shows off a complete walker.
A kid standing with the support of the walker.
Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, known for its rich culture, is a famous tourist attraction for many palaces, temples and forts. Local people in traditional dresses, streets with traditional items for sale are a common scene here. Famous Mehrangarh fort of mammoth size seems like looking over this ‘Sun city’. Jodhpur bazaars have a range of items from tie & dye textiles, wooden toys, embroidered leather shoes called ‘Juti’, lacquer-ware, antiques, carpets and colourful puppets, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants show-pieces, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery.
A walker, traditional wooden toy that helps a toddler learn walking. The Sardar Market gate directs, up towards the Mehrangarh fort. On the way up, wooden toys makers and other antique shops can be seen. Rajesh has a shop where he makes and sells wooden walkers. It costs arount 120 Rupees and the making time is around 20-30 minutes.
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