A miniature doll and her mop of hair


How a five-centimetre little doll packed sufficient of a punch in its message to function within the prestigious Kochi Muziris Biennale

Just 5 centimetres tall, she has a mop of curly hair and hundreds of perspective. Let’s not overlook type: a examine skirt, circular-framed specs and a pert crimson mouth. Meet the Curly Wurly doll, who’s within the information for each her hair and her “how tall are we” perspective. Messy hair and a resolute coronary heart defines one, whereas one other claims to be a free spirit with a daring coronary heart.

Her makers, Bengaluru-based freelance graphic designers Premanath Ayil and Anisha P, studied on the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram. Three years in the past, they stop their jobs to observe a life-style that features yoga, meditation and travelling.

Speaking of their creation, each agree that they’ve unconsciously forged her in their very own photographs. While the dolls started as a inventive lockdown pastime, they caught the attention of gallerist Dilip Narayan who determined to showcase them at OED Elements, a high-end clothes and equipment retailer in Kochi, in December through the Kochi Muziris Biennale.

A miniature doll and her mop of hair

Anisha, who’s eager on miniature artwork and handwork, made the dolls utilizing cotton material and “whatever was around the house”. As it took form, “a friend’s daughter called it Curly Wurly pointing out the similarity between the doll’s hair and mine,” says Anisha, including that Premnath too shares an analogous head of hair. Curly Wurly’s hairstyles are completely different. Made from jute fibre, the unfastened locks fall over her tiny physique or sit in tight coils round her face and even arise stiff as if reacting to static electrical energy. It additionally is available in a color palette of crimson, white, black, brown and golden.

“She came about organically and, now that she’s finding her way into the art world, we are thinking seriously of the story around her,” says Premnath. “She’s positively going to be a logo of all natural clothes and proce

A miniature doll and her mop of hair

sses.” The duo, who’ve over a decade of expertise in trend merchandising and designing, have revamped a 100 dolls to date and just lately launched the doll wearing Kerala handloom for Onam

The dolls are priced at ₹999. More particulars at curlywurly.in

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