Monday, August 20, 2007

Dolls of the World Moroccan Barbie

The majesty of women of the African continent--the rich colors and patterns they wear, their queenly gaits, the modest yet confident stare--often leaves one spellbound. Moroccan Barbie displays some of those attributes, and what a dreamy, exotic doll she is! She comes in a vivid, scarlet and fuchsia robe with a Moorish motif. Several sheer fabrics float from her waist and head, setting off her dark, sienna-toned skin. A pink veil illustrates the Islamic influences in her native Morocco, as does the gold jewelry on hands, ears, and neck. A forehead charm adorns a chain around her exposed forehead. She is quite the Muslim princess in this garb, which comes with an appeal that will attract both children and collectors.