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Thanjavur Bobble Dancer

Thanjavur Bobble Dancer

Regular price $600.00 USD
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The Thanjavur doll comes from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. The craft dates back to the early 19th century. They were made by hand using paper mache, metal wire, and paint. The doll easily comes apart into four sections – the head, torso, skirt, and legs/stand. Each section balances on top of the other on specifically shaped metal wires, and dances when moved.

This doll wears a draped green saree with an orange top, decorated with jewelry and a bindi.

Circa: 19th century

Origin: India

Material: Paper mache, metal, and paint

Condition: Very Good, some paint chipped

Dimensions: 10" tall

Inventory number: DL1081

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Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!