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Tanjore Dancing Dolls


Thanjavur thalayatti bommai originated during 19th Century under King Saraboji’s reign.These dolls traditionally were a pair of oscillating dolls, which when slightly touched, would start moving their heads as though they have come alive! The uniqueness of this toy is that the doll never falls even after disturbance.Its centre of gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom-most central core all the time so as to present a dance-like continuous movement with slow-damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted/disturbed anyway.

It has been given Geographical Indicator status by Government of India for its origin in culture rich Thanjavur

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