A babagadi is a toy cart used by children for play. This toy cart consists of a wooden frame on wheels, which has been decorated with turned wood spindles. A hook at the front allows a string to be tied on, which is used to pull the cart.


  • Title: Babagadi (Toy cart)
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mitraja Bais, Jay Thakkar, Samrudha Dixit, Ben Cartwright and Mansi S Rao
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Metal (Brass), Wood
  • Wood Craft Technique: Carving, Joinery, Lacquering, Turning
  • Region: Central Gujarat
  • Metal Craft Technique: Stamping, Fittings

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