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.
22 thoughts on “Bommala Koluvu 2017”
You are extremely talented ! Wow ! Is an understatement for your work.
thank you for the compliment Madhavi…I can’t thank god enough for the thought and the ideas !!
Beautifully presented and decorated! Keep up the good tradition!!
Thank you !
I want all there material for decoration
So please share your contact number
Hi there, my email id is firstname.lastname@example.org!!
Wow wow and more wow!!! I really don’t have words to describe how well I like your bommala koluvu… can I use some of your ideas for my next golu???
Thanks a ton. And happy I saw your work….
😊 thank you!! Sure you can use my ideas 👍
Awesome thanks alot
I want 2 buy these type of toys how can I get
Hi Swetha – you can find them online on eBay!!
Your mobile number…how do I reach you
you can mail me @ email@example.com
Please show us how to make krishna from polymer clay
I haven’t made Krishna yet – when I make one will share the tutorial !!
Hi, I am so impressed by your work and presentation. Very neatly done. How did you make the steps for the Golu?
Thank you Anitha ! I have a post on golu steps !
It’s such a beautiful setup. You are so talented. Hats off for all the work you have done here. Really inspiring.
I keep Golu every year. This year planning to showcase mini handmade dolls with air dry clay or polymer clay. I’m interested in your Krishna, Balarama and other dolls that you have made.
Could you please share the details of how you made them and things required to create this miniature figurines. If you have a dedicated page explaining all this, kindly share it. It would be of great help.
My email id is firstname.lastname@example.org
Expecting your mail.
Hey thanks for the kind words !
Foe Krishna and balarama I used little fairy dolls from a local dollar store to make them ! However, the dasavathar are made of polymer clay ! And the details with sharpie pens ( like eyes, jewelry) . They are self explanatory ! For dasavathar I used the kondapalli wood dolls as a base and made/copied them ! It is just mounding the clay and I used toothpicks and polymer clay glue to add the head, hands and other accessories before baking.
Unfortunately I don’t have step by step tutorial/pictures ! You can add me on Facebook and we can chat on messenger for any further question !
And the Krishna, balarama dolls are basic plastic dolls and I used felt for hair and made little fabric clothes and glued using a gorilla or quick fix glue !
Hope this helps ! I would be happy to answer more question 😁