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Ceremonial Dolls
Title Ceremonial Dolls
Title2 Muria Dolls
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Anthropology
Object Type Anthropology
Main Material Wood
Manufacturing Technique Carved
Country India
Origin Place Palli, Kondagaon Tahsil, Bastar, Chhatisgarh
Period / Year of Work 20th century CE
Tribe Muria
Dimensions Ht. 40 and 38 cms resp.
Detailed Description This is a pair of Muria Dolls attached to wooden gongs and used on Dancing expeditions. Carefully carved from Trewia Nudiflora wood. Collected from Palli, Kondagaon Tahsil, Bastar. They represent boy and girl members of the ghotul- dormitory. (Elwin, 114-115)
Brief Description This is a pair of Ceremonial Dolls, depicting two stylised standing upright male and female figure.