Nirmal is called as the land of toys, this little town of Nirmal is located in the hills and forests of the Adilabad district in the state of Telangana. This little town is known as a leading place for handicrafts on the India map. Nirmal is the land of crafts and craftsmanship. The speciality of this craftsmanship is the utilization of simple articles, which are available locally in abundance.
The Nirmal toys are made up of locally available “Ponki Chekka” which is very light and flexible and can be cut into desired shapes and sizes depending upon the toy to be made. Then various parts of the toy are glued together by specially prepared glue and coated with “Chinta Lappam”, which is prepared from sawdust and boiled tamarind seeds and coated with white clay, which smoothens any ridges and depressions if any in the toys. The toys are then dried and finally coloured with brilliant colours. Mostly indigenously prepared hues are used for colouring the toys. Very rare and occasional use of synthetic colours is done.
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