In the last few days, the Poompuhar outlet here has sold over 100 dolls of Athi Varadar. It is the main attraction at the Kolu dolls exhibition-cum-sale, says manager of the outlet R. Narendra Bose.The exhibition has nearly 13 sellers displaying mostly clay and paper mache dolls. There are some fibre dolls too and one seller has dolls made of plaster-of-paris, he adds. Most of the sellers are from in and around Coimbatore,Return gifts, wall hangings, products made by tribal people from different parts of the country, terracotta products, wooden dolls, temple models made of paper boards, and dolls from West Bengal are the other products on sales. There are many who buy dolls to take it abroad. The prefer the ones with intricate designs.This year, the response has been encouraging since the beginning of the exhibition in Coimbatore. “We have already crossed 50 % of last year’s sales,” he added.
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