"Ethnic" Dolls -- AFRICA
(not including northern Africa)
Dolls (and fashions) representing people of African descent
(African-Americans, Jamaicans, etc.)
The dolls on this page are all made by Mattel and all use the Barbie name. They are generally available in a Caucasian version wearing the same fashion (although not always with the same head mold).
Magic Curl Barbie (black version) -- 1981
Working Woman Barbie -- 1999
Sapphire Sophisticate Barbie
Kitty Black Perkins designed the Fashion Savvy Collection, a special
series showcasing the style of the modern African-American woman.
These dolls are not available in a Caucasian version. This collection
includes Tangerine Twist Barbie (1997) and Uptown Chic Barbie (1998).
You can't tell from this picture, but Uptown Chic Barbie has flocked hair like Kenyan Barbie.
Byron Lars designed the Runway Sensation series. This collection
includes Cinnabar Sensation Barbie (1998), and Plum Royal Barbie (1999).