Sri Lanka Tamil People Tea Picker
This doll is a Tamil woman picking tea and carries a basket filled with thea leaves on her back. Sri Lanka - formerly known as Ceylon - is famous for it's tea production. Tea plantations were set up by the British and as the tea industry grew, more cheap labour was needed. Many Indian Tamils were brought to Sri Lanka to live and work on the plantations under poor circumstances. Size 27 cm. No marks.