Simply 5 centimetres tall, she has a mop of curly hair and a great deal of angle. Let’s not overlook model: a verify skirt, circular-framed specs and a pert purple mouth. Meet the Curly Wurly doll, who’s within the information for each her hair and her “how tall are we” angle. Messy hair and a resolute coronary heart defines one, whereas one other claims to be a free spirit with a daring coronary heart.
Her makers, Bengaluru-based freelance graphic designers Premanath Ayil and Anisha P, studied on the School of Positive Arts, Thiruvananthapuram. Three years in the past, they give up their jobs to observe a way of life that features yoga, meditation and travelling.
Talking of their creation, each agree that they’ve unconsciously solid her in their very own photos. Whereas the dolls started as a inventive lockdown pastime, they caught the attention of gallerist Dilip Narayan who determined to showcase them at OED Parts, a high-end clothes and niknaks retailer in Kochi, in December throughout the Kochi Muziris Biennale.
Anisha, who’s eager on miniature artwork and handwork, made the dolls utilizing cotton material and “no matter was round the home”. Because it took form, “a pal’s daughter known as it Curly Wurly stating the similarity between the doll’s hair and mine,” says Anisha, including that Premnath too shares an identical head of hair. Curly Wurly’s hairstyles are totally different. Constructed from jute fibre, the free locks fall over her tiny physique or sit in tight coils round her face and even get up stiff as if reacting to static electrical energy. It additionally is available in a color palette of purple, white, black, brown and golden.
“She happened organically and, now that she’s discovering her approach into the artwork world, we’re pondering significantly of the story round her,” says Premnath. “She’s positively going to be a logo of all natural clothes and processes.” The duo, who’ve over a decade of expertise in vogue merchandising and designing, have revamped a 100 dolls up to now and lately launched the doll wearing Kerala handloom for Onam
The dolls are priced at ₹999. Extra particulars at curlywurly.in