Crafting Wooden Wonders

 Editorial Design

Adobe InDesign

After a visit to Sawantwadi and studying their traditional handmade Wooden Laquer toys, we developed this coffee table book to promote the craft and Sawantwadi itself to everyone. 

This book on  ‘Wooden Lacquer Toys of Sawantwadi has been made keeping the following design scheme and thoughts in mind: Main theme Blend of contemporary graphic design characteristics like asymmetrical grids and dynamic placement of images paired with sketchy, human touch with illustrations. 

Red, the most prominent colour in toys, also represents simplicity, purity and ritualistic candour and hence is used as the primary colour in the entire book. Various Sawantwadi toys have gradients, that element is taken and represented in the book, as well. 


I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work: Wadawurrung people and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Kulin nation.

© Nadiminti Sarvani 2023