As our continuous strife to create new stories of handmade, we work with various artisan groups across the country to create thematic seasonal stories.One being dolls from Varanasi.Passed on from one generation to the other, the art of wooden toy making is practised by over 3,000 artisans in Varanasi. While the menfolk of the artisan community engage themselves in the various stages of wooden toy making that comprise procuremen..
The city of Benaras, called Varanasi today, is considered to be the oldest city in the world as per the puranas. Built on the banks of river Ganges, this was a place often visited by the heavenly gods in the golden era. The Flying Gods of Benaras, a traditional form of art, brings to life this deep rooted belief through beautiful figurines of mythological characters.Each wooden doll, a god or a goddess riding its Vahan or a travel companion, is an assembly of different parts, carved out of teak wood and then hand painted in great details with bright vegetable colours to give its final form.
A cluster of these celestial figures - Shiva, Vishu, Brahma, Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Narasimha, Ganesha, Hanuman and others - make for a unique collection of art and can turn a home into a heavenly place.Material: Handmade in wood and hand-painted by artisans of Varanasi
Care Instructions :Dry cloth wipe only.Do not soak.
Variation and irregularities in the design are part of the handmade process and are part of the beauty and charm of the handmade story.