Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Beauty Contest of the Street
Is this a beauty contest?
Looking at the participants' colorful clothes and fashion, it could very well be. The strange things about it are that these beauty pageants are obviously not humans and that the show takes place on the road side.
These colorful stuffed dolls are locally made (proudly made in Bandung) and many of them are sold at the road side like this. Of course there are similar dolls that are sold at supermarkets, fashion boutiques, and toy stores, but these street dolls are a lot more cheaper and are not necessarily of lesser quality because they are made for export. They may not be as perfect as those that are bound for sales in other countries, but they are still good and adorable.
Where can you find them?
This vendor is at Tegalega Square. You can also find similar vendors at Kepatihan Street near the city center and Cihampelas.