Plastic free and zero waste handmade Indian rag dolls, known as bommais. It is a traditional doll found in South India, this range is inspired by Steiner's philosophy, they are faceless, simple dolls made from natural fibres. The clothes are made from end of bolt fabric which is why the outfits may vary in colour.
Phoolan Devi is the controversial underdog. A lower caste woman who refused to be oppressed in the traditional way. Murder and kidnapping are just some of the 48 crimes she was accused of before going on to become a Member of Parliament. This Bandit Queen who rose from the ashes with a gun in her hands didn't wait for a hero, she saved herself.
Made of pure cotton, she can be dry cleaned or wiped clean with a damp cloth and is instantly recognisable by her embroidered teeka and the red bandana tied around her head. She is dressed in hand washable khakis, her hand crocheted boots and bandolier, stocked with bullets completes her outfit. She comes with a handcrafted, stuffed fabric gun, slung across her shoulder.
The Bommai comes with a little sleeping bag and pillow made of hand spun and hand woven fabric (khaddar from Gandigram) that makes for neat storage. Not suitable for babies.
A collaboration between The Smritsonian and Prowess.
Approx 46cm in height