Ten-second takeaway

Stock up on handcrafted dolls, traditional toys and lamps in the run up the Dussera and Diwali

Light up

Kamalini, the craft store by Crafts Council of Karnataka, gets you off to a festive start and as of today, you can get your share of handcrafted dolls, toys and lamps from their exhibition and sale. As part of the Gombe Habba {the Festival of Dolls, an important part of Karnataka’s Dussera celebrations}, there will be a range of dolls – where the face is made from wood and the body of papier-mache. Sketches and colour give it a facelift and the dolls are made to resemble poignant characters from Indian mythology.

Toying around

You can look forward to dolls from Kinhal , Northern Karnataka, which, apart from folk deities, has a range of figures depicting rural life; think decorated cows, bulls and horses, women engaged in typical village activities. Plus, toys like a decked up Raja-Rani, and red-sandalwood and vegetable dyed Dasavatara dolls from Andhra Pradesh, and terracotta lamps to the upcoming Diwali too. Of course the usual stock of puppets, stone art, Channapatna toys, and bamboo baskets from Assam will be up for grabs too.

Where: # 37, Sri Bhooma, 17th Cross, Malleswaram

When: 11am-7pm until Diwali {except Sundays}

Contact: 080 23567470

Price: Dolls start at INR 120 and lamps from INR 50 upwards