Handmade Indian Rag Doll - Savitrabhai Phule

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A bommai (rag doll) is a traditional doll found in South India, this range is inspired by Steiner's philosophy, they are faceless, simple dolls made from natural fibres.

''If you are an Indian women who reads, you owe her. If you are an educated Indian woman, you owe her. If you are an Indian schoolgirl reading this chapter in English, you owe her. If you are an educated international Desi woman, you owe her,'' says Thom Wolf and Suzana Andrade's piece titled 'Savitribai and India's Conversation on Education, published in 2008.

India's first female teacher, social reformer, educationalist, poet Savitribai Phule is often called the Mother of Indian Feminism. The first female teachers in the first girls' school. The child bride who fought for women's rights in the 19th century. Recognised by her simple tilak, covered head and nauvari sari, she is a reminder not to take the empowerment and education we have for granted.

Made of pure cotton, Savitri Bommai can be dry cleaned or wiped clean with a damp cloth. She wears little cotton chappals and carries a handcrafted book. Her pre-stitched sari can be removed and put back with some press buttons.

Her clothes are washable and the sari is made from the end of the bolt fabric. As a result your Savitri Bommai might not arrive wearing exactly the same image you see. She comes with a little sleeping bag and pillow for neat storage. Not suitable for babies.

A collaboration between Prowess Self Help group and The Smritsonian


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