Rangeela the bear

Once upon a time, a child wanted a playmate with all the colors of the forest. Her parents looked far and wide to find such a colorful companion. They failed. One day, they heard a knock on the door. It was a bear. Its hair glistened like the lake in the moonlight. Its paws were saffron and rust like the setting sun, its face was the shade of pure, golden honey.

The bear had heard of the child that looked for a playmate with colors of the forest. He came to offer his services in return for a full-throated baby’s gurgle. The family called him ‘Rangeela’ (colorful).

It’s said that Rangeela’s colors would turn brighter every time the baby smiled.

Each of our Channapatna toys is handcrafted, not just with wood, lacquer and non-toxic, but also the stories we tell our children.


  • Dimensions: 5” x 5”
  • Material: Wood
  • Caveat: Please allow for a few irregularities in this piece. Each stroke of color and motif is painstakingly handmade. The slight imperfections symbolize how bespoke this art is.

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