This morning I dropped by Robinsons Galleria to undwind with my sister, I remember seeing souvenir dolls in their Philippine Crafts section last year, so I thought of checking them out if they’re still there because I was impressed with the details of their costumes, they’re quite bigger than Barbie.
Anyway, here are the dolls that I saw. They have their own stand, and they represent different Philippine Ethnic Costumes for women, they are tagged at around Php630.00 I think, so that’s about $12.35 and they are smaller than Barbie, maybe 10 inches. I’m not sure if their bodies are hollow plastic, the molded hands seemed ok and well defined, although they all have the same facial expression, I love their outfit! I was thinking of getting the Mandaya and Yakan Bride, but I don’t have the budget 😉
Early 19th Century Baro’t Saya
THE YAKAN BRIDE
She’s a Folkloric Dancer, I forgot to take a picture of the back of her box, so I’m not sure who she is. She’s the only dancer among the souvenir dolls. I’m sure there are other types, but they’re not available.
I do not have the link to their website, created by Philcrafts, Inc.
Below is one of their Collector Edition, she’s beautiful! I forgot to check the price.
And then there are some that are really just for display.