Shankar's Doll Museum in Delhi

 

Shankar's Doll Museum

 

 

 

 

Shankar's International Dolls Museum, the only one found in Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. There are around 5,000 dolls Shankar International Dolls Museum, collected from more than 85 countries .. third of this collection One comes from different parts of India only. The museum was created by K. Shankar Pillai. The dolls are dressed in beautiful costumes of the museum, vivid colors, representing the country or region to which they belong.


Shankar's Doll Museum in Delhi

 

Indian dolls made at the workshop exchanged gifts received from abroad and sold to collectors and museums in India and abroad. . No wonder, then, dolls won first prize at the Golden Peacock Feather-at Dolls Biennale held in Cracow, Poland, in 1980. The museum's collection of costume dolls was inspired by a gift just a doll, which Shankar received the Hungarian ambassador to the early fifties, to be distributed as prize Shankar's International Children's Film Competition. Shankar fell in love with a doll. allowed the ambassador, gave the same doll. He was so passionate about the puppet Hungarian Shankar, then began to collect dolls costume when he went abroad. It was often, he is part of a group of journalists accompanying the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Shankar's International Dolls Museum is a superb medium of cultural exchange and information. The dolls displayed here not only coach us about the costumes, but also about the facial features, accessories and lifestyles of the people in different parts of the world. They also teach us about the climate, folklore and mythologies of the various countries. One can also see the making of dolls at the workshop and buy some from the Doll Designing Center in the museum. You can visit the Shankar's International Dolls Museum everyday, between 10 am and 6 pm, except Mondays.