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Apr
27
2012

I’ve been looking for one of these sets for ages – I used to play with a similar set in my grandmother’s village.  The set I had was plain laquer wood (no colours) and had a manual “blender” (basically a huge rock with a hole in it and another pineapple-shaped mallot – used to grind idli batter (called a rubbu-rolu in Telugu) and also a manual spice grinder (the one where two people use long poles – I guess no one uses these anymore…).

This kitchen set is made with the Etikoppaka craft (named after a village near Visakhapatnam).  Available here.

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4 Responses to “India Toy Kitchen Set”

  1. Reshma@masalamangomantra.blogspot.com Says:

    I love these. Luckily, the last time I was visiting India, I got them from Cauvery, the local handicrafts store in bangalore. My kids love it

  2. MomWithaDot Says:

    This picture brought back some fond memories. Shall remember to get them next time !!

  3. Roopa Says:

    I had these as a child and loved them. Mine were from Channapatna. These toys look so much similar to our Channapatna Toys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channapatna_toys

  4. Sheilah Tines Says:

    Which are the best chemicals to use for cleaning leather?