The Lacquer doll is a beauty of craft in India and it is associated with previous cultures. The marriage between a pair of doll is auspicious. It was believed that the presence of a pair of dolls in the house would enrich and strenghthen the nuptial bond. It would also add peace and prosperity of marital life. However, the doll lost its significance and the custom and traditions attached to it lost their importance.
Now, days several families in Balasore still thrive on lacquer work. And they’re facing all kinds of problems, because of modern toys and electric toys are available in the market. It’s not their problem, it’s the problem of people’s awareness of the craft. Day by day we are losing this kind of craft and beauty of the craft. Gradually all the artisans are changing their profession because they are facing a kind of issues.
Here is the following issues
The craft is not being sold much. They do not have an online sales platform. They need a proper solution for packaging. Through design development program could improve their workflow. They do not have Modern tools and kiln. Exposer visit also needs to artisans.