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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Our World- the Festival of Dolls
Tomorrow is the last day of the ten day Dassera festival in India. It is celebrated differently in different parts of India. In the South, women and girls arrange clay dolls in tiers and invite their friends to view them.
My neighbour had made this grocer woman and the old woman below.
The festival of dolls has its roots in agriculture. Farmers dredge the canals and lake beds now, and sell the clay. Professional doll makers make the dolls, which are displayed during the festival, and safely put away till the next season. Little girls dress up and sing and dance.
Like all traditional festivals, the festival of dolls is also slowly becoming a thing of the past.
I am linking to Our World Tuesday.