Barbados National Costume Doll

Doll from Barbados dressed in traditional costume, depicting a lady of African descent. With ‘Barbados’ stitched on a piece of fabric attached to the apron. Barbados is a Caribbean island country part of the Lesser Antilles.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin Barbados
Culture Afro-Caribbean
Medium Fabric, yarn, lace, shells, straw, metal rings
Mark or Tag Stitched on
Made by Unknown
Size H 38 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Online 2018


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

Text on the front of the postcard: 'Sweet Vendor Bridgetown Barbados'. No postmark, not dated (blank).

Happy collecting,