A List of African Inspired Doll Makers November 04, 2016 13:50

 Here at Bino and Fino we are always looking at creating great resource lists about products and services that will add value to your little ones. Taking some time-out we've curated a list of some of the most beautiful African inspired black dolls available for children to enjoy. Please note. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please feel free to let us know of any other African inspired dolls we should add to the list.

Ntomb'entle Dolls 

 

Meet the beautiful Ntomb'entle dolls from South Africa. Each doll represents a different tribe in South Africa, giving South African children a strong sense of their heritage. Also available for shipping to the U.S

For more information check out their website here 

 

Toyi Toyi Toys

Designed with love in Africa, Toyi Toyi offers a range of dark-skinned dolls in South Africa but ship worldwide. 

For more information check out their website here

Queens of Africa

The Queens of Africa dolls are one of the most popular range of African dolls made to promote African Heritage. The original dolls, Nneka, Azeezah, and Wuraola  represent Nigeria's three largest ethnic groups - Hausa, Igbo & Yoruba. The mission statement of the brand is to empower young Nigerian girls and other children of African descent. The dolls also come with a booklet that explains the cultures and traditions of the ethnic group that each doll represents. 

Nandikwa Dolls

Here is a description about them. The Nandikwa™ Doll brand, Simply Beautiful, is a sole proprietor business, operating from Meyerton, South Africa. Nandikwa™ Dolls is owned and managed by Mmule Ramothibe. The brand started as an idea in 2012 to address the shortage of ethnic like dolls in the market. This gave rise to the birth of the Nandikwa™ Dolls Collection. 

 Ikuzi Dolls

Ikuzi dolls are beautiful black dolls that represent the different shades of black beauty. They come in 3 different shades of brown with different hair textures and a beautiful designer dress.

 

Unity Dolls

Created by Auldon Toys, a respected supplier of toy and educational products in Nigeria, Unity Dolls is a collection of 14 inch child developmental dolls. The vision of the project is to meet the demand of parents for dolls that reflect the social and cultural surroundings of children in Nigeria.  The dolls will also be available to purchase in the UK.

For more information check out their Facebook page here

 

MonTQ Dolls

 

Chic Afrocentric handmade dolls from well respect artisan Tanye Montegut. For more information check out her page on Etsy here

 

Nubia Kemita Africa Doll

The Nubia Kemita doll is a new beautiful African princess range by Poupee from France. She spots a chic modern African print dress and stylish shoes. Both dress and shoes are removable and changeable. 

The doll can purchased from here 

For UK purchase check out the Ice Cream Toys & Book Store here

Maria African Baby Doll

This beautiful African baby doll comes dressed in several traditional African outfit along with her very own cute seated mini baby doll.

For more information click here

 

Ethi Dolls


Ethidolls is an ethnic African heritage doll range. The collection focuses on African women leaders in History such as Queen Makeda and Yaa Assantewaa. Each doll comes with a book and CD explaining their history. 

PoupeeMakedaa

 

PoupeeMakedaa is a french based doll maker that specializes in unique African dolls in beautiful African print clothing. 

Check out their website for stock availability  here

Mommy Mpoppy 

 

Barbie is about to have some competition  from this new black doll range from South Africa. Meet Momppy Mpoppy, a South African doll with a funky afro, a lover of adventure and fashion.  The dolls come in different fashionable outfits  and are catching on quite quickly. More importantly, they are giving black girls in South Africa a chance to see themselves in their toys. 

Check out their website here