We have this festival in South India called Golu, which is celebrated by displaying clay dolls that represent the various aspects of life and culture of the traditional South Indian society (sort of like the nativity scene during christmas). So families build these steps and arrange their collection of gods, temples, dancers, weddings, villages and so on, some collected over several generations.
Having lived outside India for the past decade or so, I've always missed this tradition and have wanted to celebrate it in my own way. My wife and I hit upon the idea of gathering our friends together and making our own dolls out of paper, and that was where this Golu BoxDoll Project was born!
I would love to share a part of my tradition with everyone with a series of 10 papercraft box dolls featuring characters from Indian Mythology.
What is this Golu about anyway?
Golu is part of a South Indian festival called Navratri which is celebrated with clay dolls, generally depicting the life and culture in ancient times, such as temples, kings, weddings, gods, villages etc. More about it here -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golu
The BoxDoll Rewards
Risks and challenges
I have already prepared designs for 10 Indian mythology BoxDolls and just need to make some tweaks and adjustments for this project.
I will be adding more designs for stretch goals, but since I'm a reasonably experienced illustrator, this won't be an issue.
Since the rewards are digital blueprints with no physical products or shipping involved, I don't foresee any problems with completing this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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