From the CIA Factbook

Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. The economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining.

Soon I hope to add the photographs of the five dolls I have bought that were made in Botswana. There are photographs and description of Botswana Herero dolls on page 8 of African and Asian Costume Dolls by the Judds and examples and photographs on page 114 + in African Dolls for Play and Magic by Esther A. Dagan.

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My list of links for all of the travel doll pages:


Botswana doll: Owned by Meredith Waddell of New York City
Botswana travel guide:
Travel diary with doll photos:
Tips on visiting Botswana:
Another commercial site:

Dolls of the World

I have just begun this page to share information about my own new international doll collection and to organize data about dolls of the world.

Contribute to my page, please. I set out to add a penpal from every country in the world several years ago, just as I am now aiming for a complete survey of dolls from every country. If you have a favorite memory of a souvenir doll please share and I will incorporate your comments under the appropriate country.

To me this is a way to travel the world without leaving home, though in fact it seems to be leading to plans for a trip around the world in my future.

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