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.

15 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

These are quite beautiful and the colors are just stunning. I know my granddaughter would buy one if she could.

I also liked your post yesterday of the man sharpening the large knife. We used to have an older man who came around and offered to sharpen knives or scissors.

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Dina said...

They are beauties all right.
What a fun post.

Lisa B. said...

Your Beauty Contest photo is so bright and cheery...put a big smile on my face this morning! Thanks. True beauty always has some imperfections!!

Laurie said...

I love these street shots! (And my daughter would love those dolls!)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow...they are really cute dolls Eki.. Michelle

Carrie Hayes said...

What fun! Im sure there are alot of children that would love one of those!

the donG said...

hahaha... this post is funny. kids will definitely enjoy a walk there.

Mahmud Yussop said...

I would buy one for my grand daughter. Very impreesive collection on sale.Oh, let my grand daughter choose.

Babooshka said...

So colourful. Street life of a different kind.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this photo made me smile. what an interesting group of items and such color.

uncleawang said...

Very interesting,I'm sure the kids love this.
Have a nice day.

Vannya Azzahra said...

What a lovely dolls...just think I'd like to buy some...good posting sir:)

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Putra Riau said...

Wew.. so many dollss.. it were so beautiful too,..

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

wow! great colors. love it.