Krishnanagar clay dolls are a connoisseur’s delight. This craft was introduced in 1728 in
of West Bengal
by its former ruler. The themes for these dolls are borrowed from the various societies of India. The social life of the people belonging to different castes and races are depicted in a clear and precise manner. These dolls, a regular feature in various international exhibitions, have won wide acclaim in most parts of the world, especially Europe.
Krishnanagar dolls are modeled from a special variety of clay found on the banks of the Ganges. The images of all the major ethnic communities in India are captured in these dolls, with their unique features. The details like the facial expressions, costumes, textures, jewelry and hairstyles are crafted in a very delicate manner. These exquisite pieces of art are expensive.