Dolls from Asia

Dolls from Asia

Enjoy the treasures of Asia. Women wearing sari, sultans and chiefs, masked demons, snake charmers, opera actors, geisha, these dolls reflect Asian culture in many aspects.

From Afghanistan to Yemen

Dolls from the Asian continent sorted by country.

Dolls from Asia

When I first found a stylized wooden doll that looked Japanese I didn’t know that it was a kokeshi. I also was unfamiliar with the hill tribes of Thailand. But not anymore! What are you going to learn from these Asian dolls?

Help me find the missing Asian dolls

Oh dear, you thought the NCDC really had everything! How come this is an incomplete overview, why are countries missing? Well, the reason is simple. Some dolls are still waiting for their moment of fame. Tucked away in boxes or on display in a dusty cabinet, in need of a photo session. They will gloriously show up online at some point in time. Working on that, no worries. Like my FaceBook page and you’ll be the first to know when they join the dolls already showcased here.

But alas, a few dolls are just nowhere to be found, at least that’s how it seems. So here’s an emergency call. Or rather, a doll detective alert! Do you have an antenna for Asian dolls? Then let me know where to find any. Or kindly donate the ones lying around in your attic.

Anyways, contact me. You’ll be my hero. Let your doll radar spot these Asians. I’d love to add to my ever-growing and changing collection:

A pair MALE & FEMALE from:

North Korea (DPRK)

MALE ONLY or a pair from:


FEMALE ONLY or a pair from: