Hastshilp Paper Mache Thanjavur Thalaiyatti Bommalu Green- Red Iconic Dancing Doll 11 Inch

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Introducing the Thalaiyatti Bommai, a beautifully crafted and traditional Indian toy that will delight both children and adults alike. Handmade by skilled artisans at Hastshilp, each Thalaiyatti Bommai (also known as a spinning top) is unique and crafted with care using eco-friendly paper mache.

 

These spinning tops are not just toys, they are also used in traditional Indian games that have been played for centuries. They are great for developing hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and concentration skills in children, while also providing hours of fun for the whole family.

 

The Thalaiyatti Bommai is not only a fun and educational toy, but it is also a piece of Indian cultural heritage that has been passed down for generations. Give the gift of tradition and fun with the Thalaiyatti Bommai from Hastshilp.

 

Thalaiyatti Bommai, also known as Head-Shaking Dolls, is a traditional Indian folk art form that originated in Tamil Nadu. These colorful, intricately designed dolls are made of paper mache-clay-chalk dust, etc., and are typically used as decorative items for homes, temples, and festivals.

 

The Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls are unique in their design as they have a distinct feature of head-nodding, which makes them appear to be nodding their heads in agreement or disagreement. This feature is achieved by a small wooden stick attached to the head of the doll, which is placed on a pivot, allowing the head to move back and forth.

 

The making of Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls is an intricate process that requires great skill and patience. First, the clay is carefully molded into the desired shape of the doll, with great attention paid to the intricate details of the design. Once the doll is formed, it is left to dry in the sun for several days until it becomes firm enough to be painted.

 

The painting process is where the true beauty of the Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls is revealed. The dolls are painted in bright, vibrant colors and adorned with intricate patterns and designs, often depicting scenes from mythology or local folklore. The eyes and facial expressions are carefully painted, giving each doll a unique personality.

 

Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls are an integral part of Tamil Nadu’s cultural heritage and are often gifted to newlyweds or used as decorations during festivals and religious ceremonies. They are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the household and are considered a symbol of happiness and unity.

 

In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls, with artists and artisans experimenting with new designs and techniques. Today, Thalaiyatti Bommai dolls are not only popular in Tamil Nadu but are also sold and appreciated all over India and around the world.

 

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