Etikoppaka is famous for its turned wood lac-coated toys, cooking ware, table-ware and furniture. An experienced craftsmen in a lac turnery makes circular wooden shapes on a lathe with hand tools and coats it with lac. This craft is believed to have come here more than two centuries ago and enjoyed the patronage of various kings who ruled the Visakhapatnam region.
Production clusters: Visakhapatnam District
Products: Toys, Cutlery, Jewellery, Bridal boxes, Stationery
Tools: Planer, Saw, Boring tools, Cutting tools, Hand drill, Brushes, Files, Power and hand lathe
Lacquer finished wooden craft