The yo-yo has scenes painted on it's both sides. On one side a royal precession with a palanquin, elephant and horse riders is painted while the other side depicts ladies swinging on trees. In this scene also horse riders and elephant riders can be seen which perhaps indicates that it's a royal scene. Thin silk thread is wound to the yo-yo for the purpose of holding and playing.
Yo-yo is a toy consisting of two disks which are connected by an axle. A string is wound around the axle. For playing the yo-yo is thrown downward by holding at the end of the string. When thrown downwards it goes down to the end of the string and winds up the string towards the hand. In India, a variety of material like wood, metals and clay was used for making yo-yo in the 18-19th century.
Indian Decorative Art
Wood, Lacquer paints
Painting on wood
Late 18th century CE