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India Hand Painted Ceramic Doll with Three Balancing Parts (Three Quarter Length)

India Hand Painted Ceramic Doll with Three Balancing Parts (Three Quarter Length)

Three part ceramic dancing doll from Thanjavur/Tanjore in India. A Tanjore doll is known as a traditional bobblehead -- in this case, the doll has three parts, the head, body, and legs. Each part balances on top of the other, creating an oscillating, dancing motion when tilted or disturbed. To help preserve the heritage, it has been given Geographical Indicator status by Government of India for its origin in culture rich Thanjavur. This handcrafted doll has a painted blue face and high headpiece. This photo shows the intricate designs on her bodice and headpiece. Her dress is bell-shaped and painted in bright colors. She is barefoot, and her hands are held in a dancing pose -- each in the opposite direction. The figure stands 17 inches (43 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Asia, Female, India Miscellaneous, Jewelry
Keywords: All_India_Tanjore, Asia, India, Tanjore, Thanjavur, balance, barefoot, bell-shaped, black string, bobblehead, crown, crown, dancing, doll, female, handcrafted, lady, oscillating, painted, pose, three parts, woman
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 22
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24655