Toy Percussion Band “Band Melam”
Polychrome painted tella poniki soft wood
Kondapalli, Andhra Pradesh,
South East India
Each Measures: 6.8 high (approx.)
An absolutely charming set of model bandsmen in the highly distinctive style of the toys made in Kondapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India. Dating to the Mid-20th Century.
The figures are those of a "Band Melam", a group of musicians who perform at auspicious occasions, such as marriages, to accompany the revellers with traditional Indian music.
Retaining their original box and in excellent condition.
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