Wednesday, 1 October 2014

IQCG Challenge No.9 - Paper Doll

Dear Indian Quillers,

This month is special to all because of the festivals. To add joy to the celebration mood, our theme for this fortnightly contest is Dolls.

Dolls are the representative of the nation and are the confluence of its different ages, time and culture. The rich cultural heritage through the ages can be vividly depicted through these dolls. Religion, nature and human interaction have been the three basic inspiring forces for artists down the ages, although the medium of expression has diffused from stone and canvas to cloth and celluloid.

From ancient times, dolls of various types fascinated men, women and children all over the world. Children in particular have found great fun and delight in dolls, which also help them to develop their intellect and imagination.

You have to create 3d Quilled Paper doll / dolls – no colour restrictions and no theme but only with paper quilling.

Rules to follow:
1. Only one entry per person
2. Follow our challenge blog
3. No God figurines pls
4. Please add your completed project photos to IQCG challenge#9 photo album only.
5. Only New projects made after 1st October is only valid

A Small note on Indian Dolls(Source - Dolls of India)

The Indian people have a very special affection for dolls. They are part of a tradition Indians have grown up with. At one time dolls were given away as wedding presents to the child bride. Today, dolls provide not only a diversion, but also a colorful canvas for depicting Indian life in its plethora of cultural beauties.

Each region is known for its typical dolls and toys. Assam and West Bengal fashion toys out of pith. In the eastern terracotta belt, the theme of "mother and child" models, are popular. Varanasi, Lucknow, Mathura and Vrindavan are reputed for their brightly painted wooden dolls and toys, Tirupati for its dampati (man-woman) dolls. Rajasthan makes dolls of unbaked clay. In Madhubani, dolls are made of Sikkim, a grass. Kondapalli in Andhra Pradesh makes some of the traditional dolls and toys out of a mixture of cow dung, sawdust and clay and covers them with lustrous pigments.

I have made Paper quilled Tanjore Dancing Doll / Quilled Thanjavur thalayatti bommai for inspiration.

For More details about this Doll - Visit my Blog - Adhiraacreations

All entries have to be posted before in by 6pm Wednesday 15th October. Your entry must be new and don't link your old creations. 

Since the sponsor have limited to ship only inside India, this quilling contest is open to all Indians residing in India & abroad with Indian address.

Winner will get prizes from Zara beads & Findings  & Creativita store


Those who doesn't have FB page can send a mail to indianquillingchallenge(at)gmail(dot)com

Happy Quilling!


  1. Very pretty your idea...Thank you for inspiring more

  2. Very nice information about Dolls Shylaa !! Your doll is amazing !!

  3. Amazing doll Shylaa.. love the doll sooo much.. :)