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YOU CAN NOT FORGET THESE FAVORITE TOYS…

YOU CAN NOT FORGET THESE FAVORITE TOYS…
WHATEVER & WHEREVER YOU ARE NOW…

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PLAAVILA KORI

(This is a Spoon made from a leaf of the Jackfruit tree, with a small stick pinned to hold it together, was used (even now by some elders) for having Kanjji. This leaf also had a medicinal value and was put in hot water meant for bathing)

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MACHINGA KILUKKI

(A Spinning device, Basically this is made from a very tiny coconut and broom sticks (also made from coconut palm leaves) this is not a complete picture.  There would be another stick across the ring on which this toy would be spun around.)

 

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OLA KANNADA

(Self explanatory, this specs is made from palm leaf and the palm stick)

 

 


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OLA PEEPI

(Made from coconut palm leaf this is a whistle)

 

 

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OLA PAAMB

(A snake toy made from two strands of coconut palm leaf)

 

 


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OLA THIRIPP

(Wind fan, made from coconut palm leaf – I still remember how we used to run holding this high in the hand- We had also invented a different version of this which was more perfect and made a whizzing sound as it rotated)

 

 

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OLA WATCH

(watch made out of coconut palm leaf- We also used to make a very tiny version of this to represent a finger ring)

 

Apart from these, we used to make a telephone using two match boxes attached with a long thread.

 

These and many others will remain monuments of a wonderful time where toys were shared, or made instantaneously for smaller ones, a time when human beings were more social beings and when man was closer to nature .

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