Tanjore Terracotta Thalyatti Raja Rani Bommai/ King Queen pair bobble heads
About the craft – The Thanjavur thalayatti bommai or Tanjore Dancing Doll is an unique traditional craft featuring the Indian version of roly-poly doll featuring a Royal couple, dressed up as a King and Queen, hand made from locally available clay, dried and handpainted. These dolls are made in such a way that the maximum weight of the doll is concentrated at its bottom-most point whereas the centre of gravity falls within the base platform, hence however the doll is pushed it returns to its upright stance, generating a gentle sway which mimics slow motion dance-like rythemic movements with mild oscillations. These toys are traditionally handmade, finished with life like features and fine detailing, lively appeal by bright coloured paints. They have been recently given a GI Tag (Geographical Indication) by the Government of India recognising the unique art form..
Dimensions for the pair
7.5 inches tall