Local Toys Depicting Tulunad Culture Gets Government Support: Check Out

Local Toys Depicting Tulunad Culture Gets Government Support: Check Out

A variety of toys depicting Tulunad culture and art, including Kambala and Yakshagana, made from paper mache or paper pulp, under the brand name Mangalore toys from Paper Seed, will soon hit the markets with government support.

Nitin Vas, founder, Paper Seed, a social enterprise said they been working on the Mangalore Toys project for more than a year which were released earlier. However, at present focus is only on toys depicting Tulunadu culture. For the past six months, with government support the team is working on various designs, mostly on toys showcasing kambala, Yakshagana and other traditional art forms of the region, using only natural colours and no plastic.

NITK is the implementing agency for the design scheme of the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), through the office of the development commissioner. Through this, Paper Seed was recognised, and will be provided financial support for design. The designer for the project was selected through a tender process and once the designs are confirmed, it will go through various stages including preparing the mould and prototype. 25% of the designer fee will be borne by the unit, and the remaining is funded by the ministry, through NITK.

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