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Welcome to Exclusively Handmade on Geechoo!
Channapatna toys are a particular form of wooden toys (and dolls) that are manufactured in the town of Channapatna in the Bangalore Rural district of Karnataka state, India. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication (GI) under the World Trade Organization, administered by the Government of Karnataka. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Traditionally, the work involved lacquering the wood of the Wrightia tinctoria tree, colloquially called Aale mara(ivory-wood).
Manufacturing stages include procuring the wood, seasoning the wood, cutting the wood into the desired shapes, pruning and carving the toys, applying the colours and finally polishing the finished product. Vegetable dyes are used in the colouring process to ensure that the toys and dolls are safe for use by children.
Most of our toys and displays are handmade by local artists! You may see some minor variations from one product to another.
We want you to be happy with your purchase from Exclusively Handmade on Geechoo!
If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact us before returning merchandise.
We will accept unused, unworn, unwashed merchandise postmarked within 7 days of receipt of goods for exchange only. Buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance.
Special order and/or custom items are not eligible for exchange or refund.
NOTE: Shipping charges are non-refundable.
Most of our products are unique and limited in stocks and are generally ready to ship within 1-3 business days or less. Some of our products are shipped from different countries and may take longer. The shipping time for each product will be mentioned under the product details.
Please make sure your mailing address with Geechoo is correct before submitting your order. We are not responsible for lost packages due to incorrect mailing addresses.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING (India)
Domestic orders are shipped via Speed Post or Delhivery mail which takes 2-6 business days in transit depending on distance and includes tracking. Please note: some of the products are FREE Shipping! (Only in India)
USA and International orders are shipped via DHL first class international mail and generally arrive within 5-30 business days. If your package is held up in customs, it may take longer.
Customs forms are marked as "merchandise" with the actual retail value. Buyer is responsible for any taxes, duties or customs fees.
Tracking will be included with all international orders.
We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
An order refused at delivery is subject to our refused order policy as seen under the "Refund Policy" section.