About Crafts Terrain, Vijaywada
Offering the Finest in Regional Artwork
Kondapalli, a village near Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, is known for its wooden toys. These have always been an important part of Indian heritage. They are a noteworthy attraction, both at the national and international level. This rich art dates back to several thousand years. In fact, legend has it that there is a mention of Kondapalli artisans in the Brahmanda Purana, one of the revered ancient texts of the country.
Enchanted with this age-old beautiful craft, two connoisseurs of regional art, Y Satyadhar and Vijay Maruthi Babu decided to promote it. In 2016, they created Crafts Terrain – a platform for such craftsmen to showcase their artistic excellence to the world. In just a few months, this venture based in Penamaluru, Andhra Pradesh, has made a name for its exquisite work, superior quality, and great finish. Due to word-of-mouth publicity, more and more people are thronging their store to choose from a wide selection of traditional, regional artwork.
The multicoloured charming toys and statues are chiselled out of high-quality softwood called tella poniki – found in the nearby Kondapalli Hills. The first step of sculpting involves carving out the wood. This is followed by giving a smooth finish to the edges. Finally, colour is applied on the product with natural dyes or enamel paints as per the requirements.
The brand is taking all steps to preserve and promote this dying art. They are pulling all stops to ensure that the intricately designed artefacts reach the customers in time and are packaged properly. Their adherence to quality and high customer satisfaction is quickly making them one of the premium names to reckon with.
The enterprise features varied creations of the skilled artisans. The items are completely handcrafted. In fact, some of the colours that are employed to make the statues are also handmade and extracted from vegetables as well as other natural elements.
The figurines are typically based on Indian mythology. Some of the products include statuettes of animals, birds, bullock carts, and rural life. The most notable sculptures are those of Dasavataram and the dancing dolls. The workers sculpt around 40 pieces a day. Buy their handicrafts online and beautify your living spaces today.