The doll collection at my friend Kanika Nagarajan ‘s home is a visual treat. Some of the dolls are more than 50 years old. Aunty (Kanika ‘s mom) has a stunning collection of dolls from all over the world and displays them every year during Dasara/Navrathri. Have a look:
^The dolls have been sourced from all over the world.
^ The Raja and Rani dolls are the chief dolls in any Dasara Doll arrangement. Without them the doll arrangement is incomplete.
^ The Krishna idol (second row, right) is more than 50 years old.
^ The Mysore Dasara procession is one of the latest in her collection.
^ Adi Shankara, the great Indian philosopher, and his disciples.
^ Bejewelled camel and her babies. The camels are from Bahrain and were gifted by Kanika to her mom.
^ The dolls dressed in black are from Thailand.
^Dolls from South Africa.
^ Vishnu Kalyanam, the marriage of Lord Vishnu.
^ A sage, another very old doll from the collection.
^Her collection also includes a bevy of Barbie dolls.
^Aunty poses in front of her collection.
And here are more dolls from her colourful collection:
Dasara Doll Festival – II