This week I completed this prototype for our Dervish Dolls series. I wanted to find a creative way to represent a lady doll that we could use to learn about literature from the Muslim world.
This doll is supposed to represent the Lady Scherherazade from the Arabian Nights stories. I am hoping to find a way to use this doll for a series based on these stories soon.
I designed a flower headdress for her and a robe with bell sleeves. I modified her eyes and eyebrows to follow the style the of the Persian Miniatures.
I have had requests from some of our readers interested in buying a doll like this so I have made inquiries with the Etsy shop that produces the other Dervish Dolls in our series. I may have a model of this lady doll to show you from WaldorfMagicGlade shortly and I will post it once I have photos. This shop has agreed to take custom orders for this doll but after August there will be a 2-3 week wait.
Please share your ideas for teaching children about literature from the Muslim world.