Bombe Mane or Doll’s House, in the Nazarbad area of Mysore, is built on the concept of the ‘Gombe Habba’ or doll’s festival that takes place every year during Dasara. This exhibition space and store was started by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, which is a research, training, design, development and conservation centre for art and craft forms with special emphasis on Mysore and its culture.
On the ground floor of Bombe Mane are dolls made of different kinds of materials such as clay, plaster of Paris, and wood sourced from all over the country. The notable among the exhibit are the Navadurgi dolls, Saptamatrika dolls, and sculptures of the kings of Mysore. There are special exhibition displays on the first floor of the space that is curated around specific themes changing every year.