Dolls are a simple toy for children, but they are also very culturally loaded. There’s Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s infamous 1939 doll experiment where black children were presented an option of a black or white doll, and most chose the white. There are Barbie dolls, which follow a very restrictive beauty standard of tall and slender with straight sleek hair. And there are the many black women making their own dolls in protest of the status quo.
And then there are these dolls. Created by dollmaker Kaye Wiggs and styled by Decifashion, these dolls are notable because they are so realistic and cool. From their broad noses and full lips, to the curly hair and deep brown skin and hip-hop themed attire, the dolls represent a familiar and relatable beauty that is often overlooked. Since being posted to Decifashion’s Instagram account just 3 weeks ago these dolls have become online sensations, even being posted by Rapper Big Boi on his Facebook account.
Take a look for yourself and let us know your thoughts.
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