Who says only kids play with dolls? 😉 We, at The Style Symphony believe that dolls are the expressions of a woman’s intrinsic desire to look and feel beautiful, being loved and adored. We have done a post on Russian Matryoshka dolls in the past, and today, we bring across India’s very own art of ‘costume dolls’. These handmade dolls are quite rare to find these days and are the revival of the dying art that represents the diversity of India.
The huge collection of handmade dolls is created in various costumes depicting different parts of India. These beautiful Indian dolls are hand crafted to portray the culture and traditions of the country. Their clay headed fabric sculpture is stuffed with cotton wool without using POP (Plaster of Paris) or any kind of synthetic, thereby making them eco-friendly.
Why Costume Dolls?
Normally, these dolls represent a specific character or a resident of a specific region that’s why being given a special costume (outfit) that is the exact replica of the clothes worn by the person. Some of them include ‘Bengali costume dolls, Punjabi costume dolls, Gujarati costume dolls, Rajasthani costume dolls, bharatanatyam dolls, and many more.
The making of Costume Dolls:-
These dolls are made up of wire, cloths, clay and embellishments.
Cotton wool is padded and stuffed over a wire-base and then cotton fabric strips are wrapped all around, giving proper contouring giving the base impact of a human figurine.
Natural clay is moulded to create the head with intricate detailing where craftsmen emphasize to bring out the human expressions on the facial features. The head is further attached to the bodice.
And, the next and the most important step is to create the costume which gives the effigy it’s complete Avatar concluded with face painting and embellishments.
These costume dolls are exclusively sold by 9to9 shopee, an emerging e-gifting and shopping portal that we recently reviewed on The Style Symphony. The cherry on the cake is that these dolls can be customized in any color and size by them. Also, you can get them personalized according to your choice of characters or models like your favorite effigy of gods and goddesses, historical figure, politicians, actors, classical dancers, or anyone else. You can even buy the miniature version of these dolls in the form of those cute key chains from 9to9 shopee.
Despite being so intricately crafted with such minute details and taking care of the quality, these unbreakable dolls are priced at extremely reasonable rates as they themselves are the manufacturers of these dolls. So, what are you waiting for Symphonites? WhatsApp ‘9074430741’ or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order now! 🙂