New in box in mint condition; both doll and box are in excellent condition. The joy and love of barbie by mattel can be available for girls of any culture, which can be evident in the special edition festivals of the world collection of dolls. The festivals of the world collection features seven distinctly different dolls that represent different cultures from around the world. The diwali barbie doll is available to represent the indian festival celebrated by millions around the world each year in the autumn season. Diwali (called deepavali in some areas) is known as the festival of lights, and it is an official hindu holiday celebrated in many countries located in the southern hemisphere.
This holiday spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, and around temples and buildings of significance within the communities where it is celebrated.
The rituals and preparations typically extend over a five day period, with the main festival coinciding with the new moon. The diwali barbie doll is meant to represent the rich culture that celebrates this holiday, and can be a great addition for any barbie collector. The diwali barbie wears traditional clothing that would be worn by those who celebrate the diwali holiday. The diwali barbie is represented by wearing a traditional sari that is designed in a distinct teal color and features beautiful gold detailing. The diwali barbie doll also has a pink shawl wrap and bow around her hips for extra flair.
The diwali barbie doll adorns exotic indian inspired gold jewelry on her feet, wrists, ankles, neck, and arms. Diwali barbie has long, silky dark hair and has a bindi on her forehead to represent the age old hindu traditions practiced by millions.
Barbie by mattel has provided a huge variety of dolls that relate to little girls and collectors all over the world for more than fifty years. This special edition diwali barbie doll can be no exception to this, and is one of many beautifully designed dolls showcased in the festivals of the worlds collection.The diwali barbie doll can be a great gift for anyone who would like to add some culture to their collection and display the rich culture that observes the diwali holiday. This doll is from my private collection; smoke free home. Doll has been stored in an airtight box in my basement; never removed from box; never displayed.