These fruits carved from wood, are completely realistic. This set comes with 12 different kind of fruits such as mango, cashew, banana, guava, a slice of water melon, a slice of papaya, pomegranate, chikoo, custard apple and so on placed in a bamboo basket. The fruits are detailed and durable. They are great for decorative use at your home or kitchen. These can be used as an eco-friendly educational kit also in kindergarten . A great creative gift for friends or family in the crowd of plastic for your closed ones.
This is made by by skilled traditional craftsman from Sawantwadi, a Maharashtrian village known for its craft industry of small wooden objects especially traditional lacquerware toys. These are made of wood of a specific Tamrind tree (also pangara and hale) that is light weighed and soft so as to suit carving, designing and polishing.
The design of the fruits and vegetables are reflective of the local culture. Since it is a farmers’ belt, the wooden objects are actually a kind of abstraction of the main occupation of the region. The fruits are used in local weddings as symbol of prosperity and fertility.