Today I thought I’d share some photos of my small collection of dolls in national costumes. I have occasionally featured these in the past but not often because they lived on the highest display shelf and to reach them I needed to use my stepladder.
Now they have a new home which may or may not be permanent. They live on a shelf in my bedroom where they are much easier to get at. At the moment two or three dolls are missing from the display. They need new rubber bands or other small repairs. The largest dolls in the group have also been relocated. My oriental baby doll who is quite old I think is hanging out with the other older dolls downstairs and the two Scottish dollies are still boxed while I figure out if there is room for them in the bedroom or if they are going to have to live with their same sized friends who are not in costume.
I know that I have written about most of these dolls on my Costume Doll page. Now that they are a bit more accessible I may be able to research them a bit further. In the meantime here are a few new photos.
I have written about these small dolls before. They were all made in Hong Kong and were sold as Rexard dolls in the UK, Faun in Australia and more recently I bought three who were marked Genius.
Here are a few newcomers that Naomi got for me in Oatlands. They are all hard plastic dolls most of them with sleep eyes. These two from Fiji are still in their original tubes. The other three I need to do a little more research on. I haven’t examined them for doll marks yet.
In a future post, I may take down some of these dolls and feature them individually as they are quite interesting. I think collecting this type of doll is quite fun. They are colourful, they don’t cost a lot and they don’t take up a lot of room.