Manolitas

Handmade Heirloom Cloth Dolls

San Salvador, El Salvador | 71 Sales

Manolitas

Handmade Heirloom Cloth Dolls

San Salvador, El Salvador 71 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Welcome to MANOLITAS, handmade collection cloth dolls that have been sewn with an eye for detail by Salvadoran artisans, guaranteed to touch the hearts of their owners and future generations to come! Each doll is the end result of much inspiration and passion and has been delicately handmade from the heart.

Inside this shop you will find a wide selection of handmade cloth dolls, each made from natural materials and designed for all ages.

Thank you for stopping by and shopping handmade! I hope you enjoy your time in our shop and hope to see you soon!

https://www.instagram.com/manolitas_handmade/

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 18, 2017

Welcome to MANOLITAS, handmade collection cloth dolls that have been sewn with an eye for detail by Salvadoran artisans, guaranteed to touch the hearts of their owners and future generations to come! Each doll is the end result of much inspiration and passion and has been delicately handmade from the heart.

Inside this shop you will find a wide selection of handmade cloth dolls, each made from natural materials and designed for all ages.

Thank you for stopping by and shopping handmade! I hope you enjoy your time in our shop and hope to see you soon!

https://www.instagram.com/manolitas_handmade/

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About

Manolitas = Inspiration + Enthusiasm + Energy + Creativity + Much Passion!

Since the dawn of time, dolls have been one of the oldest human artifacts and our love affair for them is just as old. They are one of our best representatives of beauty ideals throughout history. I still remember when as a child I saved money to collect my first doll. The shop counter was a little too high and I tiptoed to be able to embrace it in my hands. This wonderful feeling of holding my treasure, to care for it and beautify it, makes me smile now that I have children of my own.

Manolitas was born as a longtime dream to create awareness and express El Salvador's talented craftsmanship via the creation of beautiful hand tailored cloth dolls. After having spent twelve years in banking, the birth of my daughter who awakened my initiative to persevere, and months of product testing, I learned very early on the way that this is what i wanted to keep pursuing. Each creation rapidly gave birth to new ideas for the next work of art. Much imagination and passion was engaged, from hairstyle to eye color combinations, to wardrobes and ornaments, to each dolls name which was given much thought; finally personifying each doll. Small details accent each Manolitas individuality and personal charm, end resulting in a personification entirely handmade from the heart.

Manolitas provides a safe and friendly workplace for artisans/producers. Production takes place in a private workshop/studio which incorporates all materials and tools for production. Manolitas is proud to provide 3 full time employment to its amazing staff, who are artisans that come from rural and at-risk communities in El Salvador. Each artisan has a specific skill which defines their role within the production line. All artisans have vast past experience in the textile industry and have the opportunity to master their preferred skill therefore making their day to day an enjoyable one. Manolitas objective is to increase production within time and so provide opportunity for new employment generation to additional talented local artisans in need of a steady and safe working environment.

The birth of each collection is very dear to me and remounts me to precious moments of my childhood and now mother which have led me to become a doll designer. May Manolitas transmit the same nostalgic feeling of the little child inside that lives deep within your heart.

Shop members

  • Lucia

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Manolitas was born as a longtime dream to design and create beautiful handmade dolls while capitalizing in El Salvador's highly skilled artisan talent. I'm a fortunate mother of two, incredibly grateful to follow my passion on a daily basis.

  • Maritza de Valencia

    Artisan - Head Of Production

    Maritza, mother of two has vast past experience in the custom textile industry for over 25 yrs. Her ample ability with handmade techniques enabled her to become a primary piece into the development of Manolitas. She also provides in house training.

  • Osmin Velasquez

    Artisan - Embroiderer

    Osmin from Panchimalco is the third generation of embroidery artisans within his family tree. Osmin started to embroider since the early age of 13. Osmin's role within Manolitas is to hand embroider dolls faces and hair.

  • Bessy Valencia

    Artisan

    Bessy, plays a significant role as she masters in various hand making processes that require much attention to detail such as ornaments & hand stuffing dolls. She has adopted her Maritza's broad knowledge and continues to follow her footsteps.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2017
Hello and welcome to MANOLITAS!

I believe in creating natural and beautiful handmade heirloom cloth dolls that will be enjoyed and passed onto future generations to come. All of my dolls are lovingly handmade from start to finish and include an original certificate of authenticity and care instructions. Each Manolita comes in its own box as individual packaging, delicately crafted to provide an elegant overall presentation, ideal for the perfect gift.

There are four existent collections available, each one unique and inspiring in nature:

1) Laces and Bows: Interpretation of elegant distinguished real life girls, whose vintage dresses, delicate hairstyles and detailed ornaments differentiate one from another.
2) Around the World: Resembles different countries with colorful wardrobes ornaments and ethnic features that portray the true essence of each representation.
3) Once Upon a Time: Resembles fantasy and enchantment within each creation. Inspiration from medieval thrones, classic ballerinas and ancient fairy tales gave birth to this magical collection so full of life.
4) Diamond: Highlights designs of exclusive sophistication and meticulous craftsmanship. Each creation has been exclusively designed to portray true elegance and beauty through exquisite details, characterizing this collection as the crowns of collections.

In addition, we have recently launched our most recent series, Divas. Modern, bold and full of glamour, Divas, our most recent design and second generation of Manolitas. Created and inspired by childhood memories and love for stage and iconic beauty, Divas is the interpretation of ten influential, grandiose female star legends of all times that stand out not only because of their gifted performance talents, distinguished eras or great looks but above all, for the strong and successful women they once represented and still represent. This unique designer series continues to take pride in the finest of handcrafted details and is brought to life by talented Salvadoran artisans who uniquely capture the true essence of each one of a kind handmade creation. A treasured keepsake for many and every Diva at heart! May Divas continue to inspire us for eons; for the icons they represent and the big footprints they left and continue to leave behind.


Each doll is the end result of much inspiration and passion delicately handmade from the heart.

Thank you for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Once item has shipped, there are NO refunds or exchanges.
If there is any specific problem for which we can do something about, you can contact us directly via Etsy.
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal. Please note that you can pay with your credit card through Paypal, even if you don't have a Paypal account, meaning that you don't have to have a Paypal account to make your payment!

If you need some help, you can go to:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php
Shipping
I will ship anywhere in the world! For international orders, I only ship via courier service. Customers are responsible for any custom duties or delays in their country. We have just upgraded our SHIPPING and so have made a special alliance with DHL in order to provide a more expedite and professional shipping option to our customers worldwide!!

SHIPPING:
You will receive the tracking number the same day we ship your order and you will be able to track at once via www.dhl.com. Orders to the U.S and Canada take approximately from 4-5 business days to arrive, from dispatch date. I can also confirm approximate shipping arrival times to other countries around the world, if it is of your interest.

DISPATCH:
The dispatch of your order is carried out after payment receipt and within 3-5 business days to allow for production.

All items are shipped from San Salvador / El Salvador (Central America).
Additional policies and FAQs
We're interested in selling wholesale. Contact us for more information to the following e-mail: lucia [!at] manolitas.com
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CUSTOM ORDER:

-You can make a custom order. A little girl can have a doll who look like her, dressed like her...
You just have to contact us directly on Etsy and write a description, pictures of anything that can help us to create YOUR doll.

No refund or change will be accepted after the payment.
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Manolitas provides a safe and friendly workplace for artisans. Production takes place in a private workshop/studio which incorporates all materials and tools for production.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments! We love to hear from you!

All artwork, images and content © 2017 Manolitas. All rights reserved.