The two dolls on the left are simliar to the ones identified by the Judd's in their book on African and Asian dolls as dolls from Afghanistan. Acquired September 2001 as a lot for $15.00 for the lot of 9. The Judd book values the dolls for $25.00 for the pair.


Afghanistan

Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, Women in Islam: The Prophet's wife played with dolls after they were married
Photo of international costume doll dressed in afghan style:
Dolls banned by the Talliban:
CIA Factbook Afghanistan:
Holidays:
Nowrooz (No Ruz or Norooz) is the New Year's Festival: 20th, 21st or 22nd March
Dolls purchased in Afghanistan in 1977: The observation was the traveler did not see clothes like these and believed it was a project to give work to Afghan women

I do not own this doll. Offered for sale on Ebay September 2002

CLOTH AND WIRE DOLL WITH LEATHER HANDS AND STRING HAIR. ABOUT 9" TALL AND COMES WITH TRADITIONAL LONG VEIL THAT YOU CAN SEE OUT OF FACE TINY EYE HOLES.

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