Mrs. Y. Ramani, the person who has honed this art form, hitherto limited to creation of masks and utilitarian article, by creating life like figurines and life size dolls to new level of aesthetics.
It all started way back in 1987 with a view to train physically challenged girls in handicrafts, to make them independent and confident. She was also interested in developing doll making (a dying art) and loved Papier-Mache as a media to work with. Her mother Mrs. B. Bhanukumari has been the main source of inspiration for her to start this venture. Her family has been an immense source of support and encouragement to her in the development and pursuit of this art form.
The pursuit which started off as a small contribution to empowerment of the differently abled and needy women from lower economic strata has now blossomed into an organization which provides employment to 18 women trained in this artform.