Cloth Dolls & Toys of West Bengal

Traditionally Bengal was famous for the common craft dolls which were given to children but with the changing times the dolls and toys have changed its form and shape which has been greatly influenced the Japanese rag dolls. The present day?s dolls and toys are beautifully decorated and very stylish as they are dressed at par with the latest fashion. Most rag dolls and soft toys of Bengal are mostly made in and around Calcutta. The dolls depict important events like bride and bridegroom figures. Also depicted are the folk forms of dancing, the santhals and the bauls. These Cloth or stuffed Dolls and Toys are well admired by all age groups. The toys which are constantly being evolved use the latest methodology to improve the structuring and stuffing. The latest dresses and jewelry of these toys involve a lot of detailing also.