PINK HANGING BIRD DECORATION with TOTA BELL
Under the British Raj, English missionaries introduced stuffed toy making to India. From the typical western rag doll, the designs were 'Indianised' with beads and bright colours.
This bird hanging is made from stuffed fabric, with ribbon tail feathers, head feathers and beak; beaded hanging and dangling strings and a tota bell at the end of the dangling string.
The bird measures approx 10cm wide (inc tail feathers) and 4cm high. The whole item measures 25cm high when hung.
A lovely, traditional decoration handmade and fairly traded in India.