Kondapalli Buttabomma/Dancing Doll

With the grace of an angel, the eyes of a goddess and her moves straight out of heaven; this Kondapalli art piece has mesmerised audiences for generations with its creative process. The native artists from Andhra Pradesh are known worldwide for their traditional toys based on Kondapalli art. Starting early in their careers, these talented individuals learn to depict creativity in every aspect of their lives; eventually mastering the artistic process that goes into their lifelike dolls made famous by the 'Kondapalli buttabomma' (Dancing Doll). With photorealistic detail, each doll reflects an individual's aura, capturing its beauty down to the very last strand of hair. One can almost hear it humming with energy.