Carved Wooden Statue of a Woman | India
Carved Wooden Marapachi Statue of a Woman | India
This is a Marapachi Doll from Andhra Pradesh in South India - a lovely carved Indian wooden statue of a female figure with her arms by her sides.
These dolls are symbolic marriage gifts and often dressed up in clothes by children using them as toys. They make ritual appearances at Dussehra and Navratri festivals.
She has a narrow waist and long legs, her hair is drawn back into a long pony tail. Very fine carving around the neck, waist and hair. The face has a long slim nose, the eyes are pronounced, the ears are decorated with large round earrings.
The eyebrows are delineated with three parallel lines, the uppermost of which is hatched to suggest the eyebrow with lines of make up underneath. Her back is very upright and her arms drop straight down by her sides. Her legs are unadorned except for simple ankle bracelets.
Some well executed repairs to the shoulders.
Would make an excellent pair with the Male Marapachi Doll.
Dimensions: height 38cm.