Thanjavur Bommai Dolls are made at ancient capital of mighty Cholas, Thanjavur. The history of the region dates back to time immemorial, much ancient than the Greek and Roman history. (You can buy thanjavur bommai dolls online from our GiTAGGED store)
Thanjavur Dolls Specialty
What is so special about these handmade Thanjavur Bommai Dolls and how is it different from those made of machines?
Authentic Thanjavur Bommai is a perfect measure of Balance with Gravity and the repulsive nature of magnetic fields that allows these clay sculptures to stand back when hit with no strings and springs attached to it. These are not just a combination of Pulp and Clay, it is Ancient Science.
Three separate moulds are combined to form a single Thanjavur Doll.
Even before Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity, the Artisans of Thanjavur developed these Thanjavur Dolls using the science of gravity.
These globally celebrated Tanjore Bommai Dolls are made up of Plaster of Paris, Wood Pulp, Tuber-Flour and clay found on the river banks of Cauvery.
Hall of Fame:
The Thanjavur Bommai have been a narrative in many famous movies of Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Aadisinodu Beelisinodu kannada song sung by Dr Rajkumar has entire picturization on these Dolls and these dolls are sometimes even known as Aadisinodu Beelisinodu Dolls for the song popularity. The Thanjavur Bommai Dolls have attracted the attention of children worldwide, for it comes to be static, when a mischievous child tries to push it, to make it fall.
Thanjavur Doll has been Conferred with the Geographical Indication (GI) status by the Government of India in 2008 with GI Number 89.
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