Varanasi, being the cultural center of India is also rich in the craft of toy making. The cultural theme based toys shows the classes of society, the daily lifestyle and activity of the people in rural India and also some profession which were popular in ancient India.
One gets to see the real culture and tradition of India in its villages. Many activities like farming, drawing water from a well, bullock carts, men wrestling in ‘Akhada’ or the wrestling ground
etc. is still thriving in the rural part of the country. Thus, the toys made on this theme primarily show the culture of the rural India which consequently affects the clothing style, patterns, colors, etc. shown in the toys by the craftsmen.
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