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Kuppuswammy Dolls

Turned wood lacquer dolls

Outer Doll: 3.5cm x 4.5cm

Inner Doll: 2cm x 2.5cm


These handmade wooden doll sets are made on a sitting lathe machine by artisans of Karnataka, with locally sourced softwood. The yellow is derived from turmeric and the red from a seed of a tree mixed with naturally occurring lacquer collected from local forests.


The dolls depict a traditional South Indian couple, the Kuppuswamys and their off-springs.

Mr. & Mrs. Kuppuswammy

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