Santa dolls

With Christmas round the corner, some innovative  ideas have been developed by artisans. One such innovative idea is the Santa doll. Thanjavur dolls are usually made in pairs in the forms of King and Queen. This year Santa Claus dolls are on display at Poompuhar showroom in the city.

Already the dolls have become a big hit said K.A run the manager of Poompuhar showroom. He said that they have sold 70 out of the 95 dolls supplied to them.It is a good gift option and children are thrilled to bits to see these dolls.These dolls are popularly called Thanjavur Tahalayatti Bommai which means (yes saying dolls). Now only four artisans are  making these dolls and the survival of this art depends upon the patronage it received from people.