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The toys studied can be classified into following categories- religious, cultural, animals & birds, and traditional and modern toys.
All these themes have toys treated in a different way—for example—religious toys are generally 2 dimensional, hand carved, and painted gaudily. They exhibit Indian motifs and patterns. These toys also tell mythological and religious stories of their time.
The cultural theme based toys shows the classes of society, the daily lifestyle and activity of the people in rural India and also some profession which were popular in ancient India. Some examples are- women drawing water from the well, men wrestling in ‘Akhada’ or the wrestling ground.
Whereas, the modern toys are generally 3 dimensional, made by turning and have modern patterns and themes.