Bonikka Rag Dolls

Bonikka Rag Dolls are from Sri Lanka, a long-held family tradition led to their creation. In 1895, the great grandfather of Mano Sheriff gifted a beautiful porcelain doll to his daughter; Mano’s grandmother, as she left home to begin a family of her own. In time, the doll was handed down to Mono’s mother and then to Mono herself.

Inspired by this tradition and the enduring feeling of family love evoked by the doll, Mono wanted to find a way to share this experience. She created a range of dolls called Bonikka, the word used for doll in the Sinhalese dialect spoken in Sri Lanka, where the dolls are made.

Bonikka Rag Dolls are made in a factory which operates a fair trade policy, workers receive a fair wage and many other additional benefits. Holidays are paid and female workers receive maternity pay, along with the reassurance their job will exist when they return. Materials are also purchased in the local area supporting the community.  

Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Iris from Kustom Threadz Embroidery Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Honey from Kustom Threadz Embroidery
Rag Doll Iris Rag Doll Honey


Iris is distinctive for her dark hair and floral dress. She wears her hair tied in bunches and her pretty lilac dress co-ordinates perfectly with her stripy tights.

Honey wears her auburn hair tied in plaits. Her pretty olive and lemon dress is especially nice if your favourite colour isn't pink.

Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Scarlett from Kustom Threadz Embroidery Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Juniper from Kustom Threadz Embroidery
Rag Doll Scarlett Rag Doll Juniper


Scarlett is wear a gorgeous floral dress and her hair in bunches. Her pretty dress has a tiny floral print, she's stylish from top to toe. 

Juniper is distinctive for her beautiful floral cotton summer dress. She wears her hair tied in green ribbon bunches. Her dress has a tiny floral print, she's pretty as a picture.

Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Peggy from Kustom Threadz Embroidery Personalised Bonikka Rag Doll Fran from Kustom Threadz Embroidery
Rag Doll Peggy Rag Doll Fran


Peggy wears her hair tied in bunches with a band that matches her bright stripy tights. Her pretty lilac dress has a delicate tiny floral print and we just love her fully co-ordinated outfit.

Like Peggy, Fran wears her hair tied in bunches with a band that matches her bright stripy tights. Her pretty dress has a delicate tiny floral print and co-ordinates with her stripy tights

Personalised Bonikka Rag Dolls from Kustom Threadz Embroidery

The gift of a Bonikka doll provides a child with a cherished companion, a friend to share experiences with and is a reminder of your love for them. On life’s journey you can’t always be by their side. So, let a special child in your life know how much you care.

Bonikka dolls are made to cuddle, as you can see from our image they are big enough to do this. A gift to be treasured and a hugely popular range at Kustom Threadz.

 


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