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The manufacturers of Channapatna toys are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 25 to 30% out of the nearly 200 plus units, functioning on a nominal basis owing to lack of demand for toys. 

About ‘Channapatna toys’  

  • Channapatna toys are a particular form of wooden toys (and dolls) that are manufactured in the town of Channapatna in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka state. 
  • This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication(GI). 
  • As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. 
  • According to most accounts, the manufacturing of toys in Channapatna goes back to at least 200 years. 


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