Konsam Ibomcha Singh
Manipur, India
Known forArtist in a traditional craft of Manipur
Parent(s)Ibomcha Singh (father)
Konsam Ongbi Gambhini Devi (mother)
AwardsPadma Shri (2022)

Konsam Ibomcha Singh is Indian artist who makes traditional Laiphadibi dolls and toys in Manipur.[1] He participated in various national exhibitions, is a recipient of the Manipur State award for his contribution in handicraft. He was conferred the Padma Shri Award in March 2022 in Delhi for his pioneering work in Art.[2] For over three decades, he has been crafting dolls, thereby garnering recognition and accolades.[3]

Early life and career

He was born in a culturally blessed family and his father Ibomcha Singh had been a national awardee in the Dolls and Toys category.[4] Konsam Singh's mother Konsam Ongbi Gambhini Devi has also been a national awardee for the famous 'Kauna' craft, an art of making handcrafted items from the water reed grass. Konsam has inherited his parents' skills and adapted his father's techniques, leading to his own recognition with the Manipur State Award.[5][6]



  1. ^ "Padma Awards 2022: Unsung doll maker from Manipur Konsam Ibomcha Singh 'grateful' for recognition". Imphal Free Press.
  2. ^ "Manipur's Traditional Doll-Maker Awarded Padma Shri". NDTV.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards 2022: From folk artists to painters, meet the awardees recognised for their work in the field of art and culture". The Indian Express. 22 March 2022.
  4. ^ Kadapa-Bose, Surekha (17 May 2021). "At 58, Manipur Artist Makes 100-YO Doll Making Tradition His Own, Boosts His Income". The Better India.
  5. ^ EastMojo, Team (22 March 2022). "Manipur doll maker, seven others from NE conferred Padma Awards". EastMojo.
  6. ^ "Manipur's Doll Maker: Know About the 58-year-old Doll Making Artist from Manipur - Sentinelassam". sentinelassam.com. 19 May 2021.