Barbie®

Barbie Doll in Red Costume
June 1998 (manufactured)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In addition to the doll's clothing is a pair of green plastic high heeled shoes numbered B.78:9,10-1999.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 8 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Doll
  • Skirt
  • Doll's Clothing
  • Top
  • Doll's Clothing
  • Knickers
  • Doll's Clothing
  • Ring
  • Doll's Accessory
  • Earring
  • Doll's Accessory
  • Earring
  • Doll's Accessory
  • Necklace
  • Doll's Accessory
Brief Description
Boxed set with Ken in Indian costume, 1998
Physical Description
In addition to the doll's clothing is a pair of green plastic high heeled shoes numbered B.78:9,10-1999.
Production typemass produced
Object history
The doll made in India for the Indian market by a Mattel subsidiary is a standard open mouth version. It came boxed with the Ken doll in a Special Edition box.



The box is one of those issued with a 'Christmas Barbie' edition and the photograph bears no relation to the content which actually states one toy only. The box is printed with the Mattel Toys (India) Ltd but does not have the LEO MATTEL trademark.
Production
box, B.80-1999 has the date label June 1998



Reason For Production: retail
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Folk Costumes of the World, Harrold & Legg, published by Blandford Press, England, 1978
  • Folk & Festival Costume of the World, R Turner Wilcox, published by Batsford Ltd, England, 1989
Collection
Accession Number
B.78:1 to 8-1999

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record createdMay 27, 1999
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