Goddess Saraswati is always referred to as extremely beautiful, fair complexioned, four-armed, ever youthful and gracious looking. She generally holds a lute (Veena) diagonally across her form. In addition she also holds a rosary and a book. The book associates her with literature and the sciences, and with learning in general. The lute associates her with the arts, particularly the musical arts, and the rosary links her with the spirituality and religious rites. Goddess Saraswati is nearly always dressed in soft colors, reminding us to always utilize our creative energies in a positive and constructive way.
The Making of a Copa Doll:
Copa is the art of making beautiful hand-crafted dolls with the use of cotton and papier-mache, using a needle as the primary tool.
This doll is totally made out of eco-friendly material, such as cotton wool, cotton cloth, papier-mache etc.
Every face is given shape by using papier-mache as the basic material. These are then hand-painted and made-up in great detail in order to bring out the authentic expression and appearance.
Every part of the body is prepared individually by hand. First is created the cotton sleeve which is filled with cotton and reinforced with wire, and each finger is separated to bring about a realistic impact.
Dress and Jewelry:
This is the most exclusive feature of Copa Dolls. A separate design of the dress and jewelry for each individual doll is prepared. The designers chosen are well versed with Indian tradition, culture and history. This is amply reflected in the splendid costumes and ornaments of these dolls.
Made in Jaipur, Rajasthan.