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Chaya Nisarga

    Its A Battle Of The Wits In These Traditional Games Made Of India, By India, For India By This Brand!

    Ahalya posted on 26 January

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    Chaya Nisarga makes fully Indian games, accessories and home decor using organic, and lots of coconut based products, be it serving platters or clocks and chess pieces. 

    What Makes It Awesome

    For games, toys and handicrafts that are truly homegrown, where education, culture, and fun all beautifully converge, hit up Chaya Nisarga. Games involving strategy, logic, teamwork and teaching basic principles of shapes (for babies) are their most popular products. 

    The games are designed with natural and (mostly) organic material like coconut wood, shells,  seeds and pebbles. Used in more traditional games like choukabara, a game involving chance and probability (the game has been referenced in the Mahabharath) and Adu Huli Aata, a strategy game where tigers have to hunt goats. We’ll let you pick up the game to figure the rules out. More familiar games like chess, and snakes and ladders also use natural wood for characters, but are rendered to look more traditional and rustic motifs. They also have Jenga and stacking, fitting, and sequence solving based puzzles for children (like jigsaws and colour stackers) and adults alike. Yes, so you can give educational yet fun (and challenging) present to someone when you’re stumped for ideas. 

    Using coconut shells and tree wood (an untapped resource, really), they also make a range of jewellery (earrings and colourful, chunky wooden bangles that can double up as curtain holders), and home decor. Clocks, pen stands, serving trays, jewellery stands, and coconut fibre lamps are all made with coconut. And did we mention it’s all handmade? 

    What Could Be Better

    While they’re available online and do pop ups at various fairs and markets, they don’t have a retail store we can get a feel of their products.

    Pro-Tip

    All their products are hand made by women in the community with creative skills, so you can contact them if you’d like to get involved. 

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