Plastic free and zero waste handmade Indian rag dolls, known as bommai. 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.
In 1936, Sarla was the first Indian woman to pilot an aircraft. Married off at 16 into a family of pilots who encouraged her to try her hand at it. After just 8 hours flying solo, her instructor deemed her ready to fly solo, a natural aviator. She was widowed young, see went back to college, did something rare for those days and remarried. She soared high in life, not just in an aeroplane, but out of it too.
Made of pure cotton, our Sarla Bommai can be dry cleaned or wiped clean with a damp cloth and is instantly recognisable by her hand crocheted vintage pilot's helmet and aviator googles. Her soft cotton sari is trimmed with lace and is washable, along with the delicately sprigged cotton Peter Pan collar blouse.
The Sarla Bommai comes to you in a vintage aircraft made in cotton, padded in foam, making it easy to pack flat for travel.
A collaboration between The Smritsonian and Prowess.
Approx 46cm in height