These band of musicians are a popular traditional in channapatna dolls. What makes them special is the finish and quality of the work. While most traditional dolls are handpainted, in this case there is a two step process of applying the colours. The wood is first turned on a lathe and then applied with the base colour using the traditional lac-turnery technique. This what gives our dolls a glossy finish. They have been painted with safe, non-toxic colours.
Each piece is made of wrightia tinctoria or hale mara, a safe and naturally seasoned medicinal plant wood. However not suitable for children. Please note that the colours may vary a little bit from the one in the pics.
They are available in two sizes, small and large. The smaller ones even have bobble heads (the heads shake).
large - 15cm height , small - 11 cm height
Not to be washed. To clean use a mildly damp cloth. Avoid blows against hard surfaces. Please note that wood being a natural material reacts differently to atmospheric changes which is beyond our control.