Nirmal Toys and Craft

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Nirmal toys are traditional Indian wooden toys made in the town of Nirmal in the Adilabad district in the newly formed state of Telengana in India.[1]

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The tradition in Nirmal of creating wooden toys goes back 400 years. They are carved from local softwood and painted with Duco paints. Ganjifa playing cards are also traditionally made in Nirmal, but as of February 2011, only one elderly artisan was still making them.[2]

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