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Udaipur: The tourist city is a haven for wooden toys too!

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Udaipur is a big centre for wooden toys which are made using the local wood ‘doodhia’ which is soft and can be finely chiselled and shaped.

These toys are lacquered and polished with leaves of a flowering cactus to give them a better look and increase their life.

The large variety of toys made in Udaipur include the cart drawn by a sparrow, kitchen sets, grinder, cradle on a stand, gas lantern, gramophones, trains, cars, jeeps, aeroplanes, counting stands, and clock towers.

The wooden toys also include animal figures such as horses, camels, and elephants.

There is another place near Udaipur called as Bassi which falls in Chittorgarh district. It is another famous centre for wooden toys where the entire village is engaged in wood-carving and in making wooden products.

Jaipur too is very well known for cloth dolls and toys which are generally dyed and stuffed with waste material. These toys are beautifully decorated with colourful paper with expression writ large on their faces.

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