Multi Cultural Resource. Indian Wedding dolls with cotton storage bag. These dolls tell the story of Ejaz the groom and Shaista the bride who have never met each other but will be married. The story tells of the lead up to their marraige and all the customs and rituals that go along with the ceremony. The bag set contains a laminated story card and the dolls are used as visual tools in role playing as the story is told.
Ejaz is dressed in a cream coloured Achkan with a wrap around loose pants called Kurta paijamma's. On his head he wears a traditional turban of his region. Both dolls have around their necks a garland which is made with different coloured pieces of material this is traditional fresh flowers and the bride and groom give each other the garlands at the wedding. The bride Shaista is dressed in an under dress of red cotton with a beautiful red organza over saree. The saree is trimmed in gold and looks just stunning. Her arms are adorned in gold thread to represent gold bangles which are traditionally 21 in number. She also has the red dot or Bindi on her forehead indicating that she is now married. The dolls faces have been hand embroidered. Included are three laminated cards including a photograph of an actual bride preparing for her wedding.
These dolls are made by artisans sho work in a supportive enviroment at a Y.W.C.A. building in Dhaka Bangladesh. This is a Fair Trade Product and the creators of these items are given a fair wage with health and legal benefits.
Material: Cotton Organza and various threads
Dimensions: 26cm Length for each doll
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