Marapachi Bommais literally translates to ‘wooden dolls’, Marapachi Dolls are an important part of South Indian culture and rituals. Traditionally made of red sandalwood, silk-cotton-wood or red wood, they are displayed during the Golu Festival which is a part of Dussehra and Navratri celebrations. Generally made in male-female pairs, they are often playthings that children dress up and are also symbolic gifts during marriages. This Marapachi represents a male from Sri Kalahasti in Andhra Pradesh is exquisitely crafted and features intricately carved details. Any patina or scratches should not be seen as flaws.
Indian sandal wood
H 18 cm