I am super excited to share Sankranthi/Pongal 2017 Bommala Koluvu/Golu pictures.
It is my 3rd year display and I am so happy that the dolls are increasing and the steps/padi are filling up well.
Like every year, last couple of months have been busy preparing handmade dolls. Just not the dolls but it took a lot of thought and effort for the golu backdrop. So, this year for a change, I used a pattu (silk) Indian dress chunni as the main backdrop and added some lights, party streamer garland, foam leaf toram and clay mural kalash .
And on both sides I have used floor standing candle pillars and replaced the candle with a a handmade paper lantern ( that I made for Diwali). (tutorial coming soon)Also, this year theme is 5 stories related to Krishna’s childhood.
I already have “Krishna, balarama and friends eating butter” doll set that I made to display @ local Hindu temple on “Janmasthami 2015”.
So, I added 4 more sets describing some of important krishna’s stories ❤
1. Vasudeva carrying Krishna
The basket and krishna are made of polymer clay! And the snake(vasuki) is air dry clay and painted the details with some acrylic paint. Vasudeva is a male doll make over – added red dhoti, some brown beads. For the beard and hair used some black felt.
2. Baby Krishna killing puthana
Baby krishna is made of polymer and I draped saree to a female doll and curled it’s hair with curling rod and added other details 🙂
3. Krishna and twin trees ( kubera sons)
Kubera sons are again the same male doll as vasudeva and I dressed them up as prince with some gold lace from hobby lobby and the crown is made of gold foam sheet. The 2 trees are made of cardstock.
4. Krishna playing flute and mesmerizing Brindavan
Krishna and the tree backdrop is from last year Janmasthami – here is the link to make the cardboard tree.
With these 5 stories -I have covered some of the most important events of Lord Krishna’s life and I can’t wait to add more for next year Bombala koluvu display 🙂
Hope you all enjoy this virtual display of our golu/koluvu.