Visit Mysore's house of dolls, this Gombe Habba

The Gombe Habba at Mysore reached its zenith during the rule of last four kings of Wodeyar dynasty. Mysore was a huge producer of dolls in a variety of media including clay, ivory, wood, china clay and glass. Mysore based Ramsons Kala Pratishtana started Bombe Mane, a unique exhibition of dolls in Dasara of 2005.

The exhibition features a special display of dolls based on a theme which changes every year. This year’s feature is indeed special. Beautiful painted wooden dolls have been created to dot a miniature Dasara procession. In front of a scaled down version of an imposing Amba Vilas palace, majestic elephants carrying howdahs, attendants and soldiers carrying assortment of regal standards while durbaris in court regalia walk the procession from a respectable distance. Bombe Mane is being organised at Pratima Gallery, in front of the Mysore zoo, amd will be on till September 28.

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