May 23, 2008

Strange Souvenirs: Emirati Family Dubai

The mastermind of these borrowed the concept from painted wooden Russian nesting dolls.

This Emirati family includes a Dad, Mom, Son and Daughter in traditional dress. For a local touch the family circle is completed with a tiny baby camel in the center. Easy to transport this could be considered a classic nomadic keepsake.

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10 comments:

backpakker said...

I have a habit of collecting souvenirs of all countries ..this one is quite interesting..my vote goes to the baby camel
Lakshmi

Wendy said...

Hi Lakshmi,
The baby camel gets my vote also.

Nomadic Matt said...

They look like the russian figurines you always see...

Anrosh said...

if i know where to get a realistic picture of the world ..it is yours.

Wendy said...

Matt-They are modeled after them.

Anrosh-so nice to see you here!

GMG said...

It seems glogalization is definitely spreading all over the world... ;)
Loved to see the Meiji Shrine again; an oasis in Tokyo!
And the Mexican Shoe Shiner is impressive. The chair (with the wheels) is incredible...
Hope you have a great week!
Blogtrotter (Still in Marrakesh)

Wendy said...

Hi Gil,
hope you have a great week also. It's hard to leave Marrakesh...

Prêt à Voyager said...

Always a fan of nesting dolls and I love that they've made their way back in style. When I was a kid my dad brought back "Gorby" doll nesting dolls from Russia.

Anne

Wendy said...

Hi Anne,
I love the Gorby dolls.

kristine said...

these are so cute!!