Gypsy Dolls. They come for your Soul.

Some holiday kitsch now. Along with the good old straw donkey, another common souvenir purchase from the 70s was a doll in traditonal dress.

 Package holidays meant we working class folks could get away to the sun for the first time, and trinkets were collected like trophies of these grand adventures.

 I remember my own parents having flamenco dancing lady dolls, and I too have one in the cabinet collection.

 Today's blog however are these spooky looking chaps.
Handmade in Cyprus & wearing traditonal dress, this pair were found at yet another car boot sale.
Love that they are still boxed, although unlike my husband's original boxed Star Wars figures, I very much doubt my dolls would sell for much these days!