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"Marapaachi"

"Marapaachi Bommai (dolls)" is what I know them as. These wooden dolls have always been around, and at weddings, they are decorated and put on show as part of the wedding festivities. Here's a beautiful "couple" of Marapaachi wood, all dressed up at a wedding I attended last week:


Marapaachi Bommai, 9 May 07, Lakshmi/Aniruddha Wedding


Don't miss the pleats on her sari, the plait of her hair, and his turban! They look proud to be representing the newlyweds! I wonder what name they go by in other languages...
Tags: festivals, marapaachi bommai, marriage, photography
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