Handcrafted dolls for girls and boys.
Inspired by the wild imagination of children and the beauty of play, Ciao Bimba is a Waldorf-inspired doll brand founded by Maria Asenova and Denitza Velasquez that showcases beautifully handcrafted luxury dolls for boys and girls.
Ciao Bimba dolls are lovingly made by hand in Sofia, Bulgaria using only natural, safety-compliant materials like wool and cotton and exclusively European designer fabrics. Each doll requires up to 10 hours of creative work and construction by expert dollmakers, ensuring unique characteristics and truly one-of-a-kind dolls for children of all ages. While traditional Waldorf dolls are usually simplistic and lack facial features, Ciao Bimba’s dolls have more intricate and pronounced features to encourage the doll-child bond.
“Our vision is to design handcrafted natural fiber art dolls that speak directly to children and inspire them to invent their own worlds,” says Denitza, who splits her time between London and Sofia. “We believe in the importance of surrounding children with natural toys that are safe, beautiful and soothing to the soul.”
The name Ciao Bimba means “hello baby girl” in Italian and is inspired by Denitza’s daughter Maya’s nickname from family travels in Italy. Reflecting the beauty and diversity of children across the world, Ciao Bimba dolls are available in several skin tones. The boy and girl dolls have distinctive traits and personalities, quickly becoming a child’s favorite companion.
The company also has available doll accessories like doll baskets, necklaces and dresses, as well as bookmarks and necklaces. For girls who love to match their dolls’ outfits, girl’s dresses in several lively coordinating prints are also available.