About the Thanjavur dancing doll
Thanjavur dancing doll (aka) Thanjavur Thalayatti bommai is a traditional hand made doll
famous in south India whose origin lies in the 19th century. The dolls represents the traditions
which are passed down among families of south Indians. The parts of the doll are assembled in
such a way that the body osicillates/dances at the slightest touch or disturbance of its rest state.
The dancing of the doll is a pleasant view which helps us in relaxing and calms down our mind. This
is the reason why you find atleast one thalayatti bommai in the households of south Indians.
Made in Thanjavur. Shipped from Thanjavur.
Navaratri Golu is a toy festival celebrated especially in South India with adorning dolls of gods and goddesses beautifully arranged, depicting mythology.Devotional Hymns and Shlokas are chanted to attain divinity and has been bringing people together for years.
Thanjavur Dancing Doll is one of the old, traditional, world famous Indian cultural Doll purely handmade and is called as Thanjavur thalayatti bommai in Tamil Nadu.
Having originated during 19th Century under King Saraboji’s reign,It has been given Geographical Indicator status by Government of India for its origin in culture rich Thanjavur.
This doll looks as though it welcomes you by shaking its head and body or dancing due to continuous oscillation ,with the beautiful movement of the doll’s head being very unique and mesmerizing.
It is finely crafted and is one of the unique traditional arts of Thanjavur .
It is made of pure organic material in heritage rich villages near Thanjavur.