The annual Bombe Mane, an exhibition of exquisite dolls, began at Prathima Gallery on Nazarabad Main Road here on Thursday.
The special display of dolls depicting classical and folk dances of India was also inaugurated. The show is open to the public till October 26 from 10 a.m. to 730 p.m. every day.
The classic dance dolls are a part of the several new initiatives taken by the organisers, Ramsons Kala Pratishtana (RKP), to further enhance the ambience of Bombe Mane.
This year, in addition to the 5,000-odd dolls that cover various aspects of human life, there will be special limited editions of Dasara and Navaratri keepsakes like the Dasara Durga Puja or the Dasara processions and various other emblematic elements of the city like the Rangacharlu Memorial Town Hall, the Clock Tower and St. Philomena’s Church to name a few.
Incidentally, among the special limited edition of dolls is the Durga Puja doll set which is based on a mural in the wedding pavilion of the Mysore palace.
Other emblematic symbols like the special elephant drawn carriage, the camel-drawn carriage, the silver carriage drawn by a pair of white bullocks of the famed Amrit Mahal breed and the golden palanquin can also be seen.