Doll Museum - Dolls By Portraits
The Doll Museum in Arad was founded by a pair of International sculptors. My name is Miri Leibovitz, Edward Shruster (on the right).
Each doll you see here is unique in the world. Made of papier-maché, pieces of paper, newsprint and glue. Can you believe it? All the dolls' hair is real hair, girls bring me ponytails and pigtails and I make wigs for my dolls. The eyes are made by glass blowing. When you get closer you will see blood vessels in their eyes.
Since both are very rare, very artistic, they are found in collections of kings and presidents. The Dutch queen has 7 dolls of mine in her palace. Clinton has two dolls. The President Navon. Barbara Streisand, Craig Douglas, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone.
These figures are made after real children's portraits. I take a picture of a child and create the doll according to it. Niso, is an Ethiopian baby I met at the supermarket with his mother in Arad. I asked her, "Can I take a picture of this cute baby?" She just got scared and jumped. She asked me "Why?" I told her I wanted to make a doll like him. She said "What? Can you do it?" And since then they disappeared.