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Merkeza Doll

Merkeza Doll


Meet Merkeza!

Merkeza is a HUGE sweetheart, but she’s also outrageously silly and sometimes (often!) very naughty, so you’ll never know what to expect when she is around!


  • Made in Brooklyn with 100% cotton printed in the USA and hand-stuffed with polyfil
  • Machine washable on cool/gentle cycle; tumble dry on low heat.
  • Size: 9" x 17"



The inspiration for these dolls comes from the depictions of people and characters found in traditional Ethiopian art, who are often illustrated with simple (but elegant), hand drawn features that have large almond-shaped eyes and some pretty big foreheads – just like the people.:) Often, geometric patterns and sometimes, small floral repeats adorn the clothing and backgrounds - click through to the end of the product photos to see a few of the images that inspired this pattern story. This art style dates back many centuries, and these dolls bring this rich tradition to life. Available in 3 different styles - get the whole set!



Image 1: Painting of Empress Mentewab with the classic big forehead and eyes!


Image 2: Art from a manuscript depicting Mary with several saints. Just look at all those big eyes and foreheads, and all that pattern detail!


Image 3: Pattern detail galore in this homiliary from Gondar dating to the 17th century



Please allow 1 week for order to ship. All orders are sent via USPS 2-day delivery. Tracking info will be provided once item(s) ship. 

PLEASE make sure that items will be shipped to an address that can securely receive shipping, as Deseta can’t be held responsible for any lost or stolen packages once atracking number has been issued. Thank you for your understanding!

All sales are final. If there is a mix-up with your order, or if you received damaged goods, please contact us and include a photo of your package so that we can rectify the issue immediately.

Ethiopian Dolls, Eritrean Dolls, African Dolls, Black Dolls, Cute Black Dolls

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