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The Kathriguppes family of 4, is form and colour stacking toys. This game helps the child to select and stack different parts of each family member to form a whole. The respective colours aid as visual cue in this process. This is a montessori friendly activity as well.

Stacking toys help develop a childs motor skills. The ability to identify colours is considered a milestone in a childs cognitive process and is often part of early screening for development and educational admittance.

These dolls are gender fluid and can form a great medium to talk to your kids about what family is today. They can be used as an aid to start a discussion on non-heteronormative families and breaking the stereotypes associated with gender in a family.

What is montessori education?

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.

What this activity does?

  • Develops manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination
  • Develops grasp
  • Develops size/shape discrimination
  • Teaches to stack
  • Assists in colour learning
  • Assists in development of pre-writing skills.

Recommended Age - 18 months plus

Each piece has been pain stakingly hand-crafted by artisans from Channapatna using the traditional lacquer ware turning technique. The material used is a combination of neem wood and wrightia tinctoria or 'aale mara' both of which are medicinal plants and hence completely safe for kids. Any irregularities on the wood are part of its natural beauty.  


yellow doll - 3.5 dia x 11 H, green doll - 3.7 dia x 10 H, red doll - 5 dia x 13 H, black doll - 5 dia x 13.5 H


All lacware products must be kept in shaded areas and must avoid direct exposure to sun. Avoid blows against hard surfaces as the lac coating can chip. Please do not wash these with water.