Our dolls represent the rural women artisans of Ohrna who Ohrna works to empower. They are named after some of our makers!
They represent different regions and people of India and therefore are of varied sizes, attires and skin colors, just like us all!
They each carry a bag, a symbol of their new identity as they try to step out of home for the first time and attain financial independence and confidence.
They also reflect the dressing styles of their respective 4 regions:
Sonam is from the north and in a salwar kurta, Gauri is from the south and in a langa and blouse, Meena is from the east and in a sari and blouse and Kajal is from the west and in a dhoti and kediyu.
Their eyes are inspired by goddess Durga, the land of Ohrna’s roots in Bengal.
As a company focused on sustainability, we also take great pride in the fact that these dolls are made out of scrap material and byproducts of our manufacturing process that would otherwise have to be discarded, thus ensuring we waste even less.
Buying one of our dolls is a very meaningful expression of support for our mission and vision.
Our dolls make great gifts, car or wall hangings or even Christmas ornaments, but that’s not the main reason they’re close to our hearts – it’s what they represent!