Welcome to India: The Air India mascot made in wood.
Hunting troop on an elephant and horses.
Women drawing water from the well.
A man riding a bullock-cart.
A boat being guided by an elephant at one end and a bird at the other end.
Wrestlers exercising in ‘Akhadas’ or wrestling ground.
A royal family member riding an elephant with the ‘Mahawat’.
An rural Indian couple.
A set of Balblas playing different musical instruments.
An elephant fighting a tiger.
The dacoits with their guns.
Varanasi, being the cultural center of India is also rich in the craft of toy making and is gifted with a community of craftsman who have been practicing this craft and passing it on from one generation to other.
One gets to see the real culture and tradition of India in its villages. Many activities like farming, drawing water from a well, bullock carts, etc. are still thriving in the rural part of the country. Thus, the toys made on this theme primarily show the culture of the rural India which consequently affects the clothing style, patterns, colors, etc. shown in the toys by the craftsmen.
For more details: http://www.dsource.in/resource/wooden-toys-varanasi