Channapatna – Gombegala Nagara mean The City of Toys known is located between the Bangalore – Mysore Express Corridor is well known for its handmade and unique toys which will tempt people of any age. Despite the modernization in the industry people from Channapatna have practiced the age-old tradition of the making toys using the conventional method or the traditional method.
The origin of toys at Channapatna can be traced to the time of the Great Mughal Emperor Tipu Sultan who invited artisans all around from Persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys. Bavas Miyan is the father of Channapatna Toy. The sacrifice by the great artisan for Channapatna toys has created a living for thousands of artisans. He adopted the Japanese technology for making toys and help the local artisans improve their art.
With the traditional method, the perfection cannot be of the same as of CNC or Lathe Machine and you may find minor imperfection which tells the story of the Mesmerizing Channapatna Toys. Let’s join hands to support these artisans who are striving hard to carry forward our culture and heritage.