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Baby "Ayu" cotton doll

£36.00

Silaiwali’s cloth dolls are such lovely things, well designed, well made and in a range of skin tones and traditional dress. Each doll even comes with a bed, as the cardboard box they arrive in has a little pillow and a blanket.

This is Mini Ayu, a little lad full of mischief. Each doll is stitched by hand by women who have fled from Afghanistan to India. The work allows them to earn a living and form a new community.

New Delhi-based Silaiwali don’t just create employment for refugee women, they also use up fabric waste from India’s textile industry as each doll is made out of scraps that would otherwise have gone to landfill. 

And these dolls are just so charming, aren’t they? We love that they represent people of different ethnicities and we also love their facial expressions - it’s amazing how three embroidered dots can convey both shyness and hope. 

Mini –  H 23 cm, W 7 cm

Please note that these dolls are sold as collectors items. They have not been professionally tested for children's use to comply with British and EU standards.

Silaiwali’s cloth dolls are such lovely things, well designed, well made and in a range of skin tones and traditional dress. Each doll even comes with a bed, as the cardboard box they arrive in has a little pillow and a blanket.

This is Mini Ayu, a little lad full of mischief. Each doll is stitched by hand by women who have fled from Afghanistan to India. The work allows them to earn a living and form a new community.

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