Bobbling Around


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 Add yours

  1. Touch2Touch says:

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


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Well Judith, You are too kind with your words, as always 🙂


  2. Dani says:

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


    1. Kamakshi says:

      No, Dani, the guy was a bit too busy that day. Did talk to him, but couldn’t catch his name…


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