Sounds like she is from India, huh? And she really is. Luckily I found her several weeks ago in Italy. She’s my first Barbie from the first Expressions of India series from 1997. It’s stunning what foreign Barbie dolls were made for foreign markets.
She’s so exotic and I’m happy to have her in my collection.
Let’s make a trip to India today. I would like to introduce you to our travel companion. She’s from India. LEO Company,the franchisee from Mattel in India, produced this doll in 1993 or 1994. When you have a look at the eyes you see that they are quite different from the Barbie dolls released in the western civilisation. Also very extraordinary is the ear jewellery. It’s made of metal with enamel. I have never seen this on any Barbie doll before. The ring is also made of metal. The pattern for the ring was also used for many other dolls released in the western civilisation but they were always made of plastic.
I hope you enjoy the pics. She’s my nr. 5 in Indian Barbie dolls. I wish they would be easier to be found.