Photos by Mojtaba Heidari, Mehr News Agency
Children's Barbie backpacks and handbags are in high demand in Iran. Many stores are now producing Barbie bags instead of the traditional ones, which is an indication of the cultural shift among the Iranian families.
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years
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