The markets of crafts in Guatemala have chosen the imitation of Barbies but this time the dolls are dressed in multicolored suits, representing to several regions of the country.
According to merchants, these Barbies have had great acceptance in tourists. Their price is of $25 and the tourists do not consider it expensive.
The most common Barbie dresses are indigenous ceremonial clothes, their shirts are embroidered and have several multicolored designs.
The aim is to increase the sales on the handcrafted markets that are the boosters of this new idea. The manufacturers tell that to do every garment of the doll takes more than one day because is a handcrafted work.
The Guatemalan Barbies are similar to the Americans dolls, every piece of the wardrobe is handmade and they worry about the details of their clothes in order that the dolls could represent the regions of the country. (PLS)