Bobbling Around

By: Kamakshi

Jan 08 2013

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Category: Artifacts


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/320 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

Bobblehead dolls have been a part of our household now since I can remember. Fondly called “Thanjavur Thalayatti Bommai” (meaning “Tanjore Head-Shaking Doll” in Tamil), we’ve had ones who dance and ones who just bobble their heads. But when I found some at Jodhpur, it took me by surprise. We found these made using paper-mache (the Thanjavur dolls are mostly made using wood or mud/clay), with a spring running through them. The owner at Mehrangarh Fort says his 100-year-old grand mother is the one who finishes them up with fixing the spring in place. Quite pretty (and a bit scary) to look at though!



5 comments on “Bobbling Around”

  1. […] Exploring people, places and everything else in pictures! Colourful Rajasthan Bobbling Around […]

  2. We have bobble-heads also, but they’re not as exotic as yours!

  3. Kamakshi, what a nice pic. Do you have one of the owner as well, do you remember his name? Would love to know

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