Algeria Doll Algiers Moors People

Doll representing a Moorish woman from the city of Algiers, wearing traditional going out costume with baggy harem pants (sirwal) and a veil (haik).

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin Algiers, Algeria
Culture Moors People
Medium Fabric, composition, ribbon, lace
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown French company
Size H 20 cm
Dates from 1950's-1960's
Acquired ?


Here's a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in Algeria are dressed in their traditional costume.

Text on the front of the postcard: '2069 - Scènes et Types - Mauresque se voilant'. Never sent, not dated.

Happy collecting,