Plaster of Paris (POP) idols have unique and distinct position in Indian tradition and culture which are generally used for worshipping. Plaster of Paris is normally known as POP, as per the Indian tradition it is observed that it is widely used for the making of ranges of Idol products. POP is a white powder which consists of Calcium sulphate and Gymsup that are also used for home decors. The technique of POP idol making has been practiced from long generation in India which has huge demand during the festivals of the particularly named God/ Goddess.
Aligarh is known as one of the commercial center of Uttar Pradesh which is generally known as the center for statues and brass hardware. This city is known as a center were manufacturing and processing is considered to be of importance. It is also known as the big center for zinc die casting were thousands of inflatable hot chambers machines are present. The district is famous for the traditional handmade crafts practiced from long generation.
The religious figures of the traditional classical style are usually seen in sculptures and in small sizes such as dolls. Mouth and eyes are generally drawn with black lines that put life into eyes and expressions with mouth, it also has its share of jewellery. These dolls are secular as well as religious that represent the different Hindu deities with diverse postures and symbols with different characters.