Thanjavur Dolls – Special Cover – India 2015
Prime Minister convened a meeting to discuss ways to boost yoy industry in India. India has a rich traditional toy industry in Pottery, Clay, Wood , Terracota etc which needs a boost. Will provide a livelihood for millions of artisans and revive dying art forms
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thanjavur Doll or “Thanjavur Thalai-Atti-Bommai” is atype of traditional Indian Bobble -Head or Roly-Poly toy made of terracota material.Its Centre of Gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom most central core all the the time so as to present a dance like continuous movement with slow damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted anyway.This doll has secured Geographical indication in the year 2007
A Special cover on Thanjavur Dolls was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Cover No TN/26/2015.