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Miniature Golden Dolls of Panruti, Tamil Nadu

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Miniature Golden Dolls of Panruti, Tamil Nadu

The city of Panruti in Cuddalore district is famous for its miniature golden dolls made out of clay. The origin of this handicraft dates back to the Chola period. The dolls are considered auspicious for gifting to newly married couples. The size of the dolls ranges to three inches in height while the surface is gilded with gold.

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