Turkish Damal Baby with Geographical Indications PGI Label
Each country has its own unique children's toys. The local Damal Doll, produced in Damal district of Ardahan, is one of Turkey's folkloric children's toys. Among the doll types of these local toys in many parts of the world, the Damal Doll won the world first place in the category of handicraft in the Local Folkloric Dolls Competition held in Japan every year. The dolls produced in Damal district, which is on the transit route of Turkish tribes who migrated from Central Asia to Europe, are one of the most important handicrafts of Turkmens.
It is produced by dressing the clothes of the Central Asian Oghuz Turks on babies with an artistic craftsmanship. The sections of the dress consist of three skirts, aprons, shirts, shalwars, vests, pockets, breastplates, tors, fez, cap and armrests. Depending on the age, economic status and social status of the wearer, mature women wear dark and colored fabrics, while young women wear beads. The headgear worn by women, brides, married women, women with children, women whose sons went to military service and their grandmothers have different features. In the past, babies were dressed by local women and used to be toys for their children. Each doll's motifs, colors and clothing style tell a unique story. At the same time, the riot of colors created by the fabric, cloth and bead used in Turkmen clothing represents nature as it contains all the colors of the rainbow.
It is a high quality doll that you will keep for a lifetime, processed by the hands of the laboring master women of Damal.
Production Time: Small and medium sized babies are produced in an average of 4 days, and large sizes are produced in 5 days.