The art of toy making is practiced in most of the regions in India. Where, only difference with each is the materials used and types of toys. These toys are not just made for playing but also for ritual and auspicious patronage.
To keep these traditions alive in the quaint lanes of Lucknow, Mahesh Kumar and his family make miniature toys of clay. The unusual thing about these miniature toys is that they are made and sold as sets based on a theme. There are sets on the leaders of India, brides of India, a set of bhangra dancers, a band of musicians etc. There are variety of interesting themes for which the toys are represented.