Salma, Islamic barbie dolls for Indonesian girls.
In Depok, West Java, Sukmawati Suryaman designs "Salma" (from the Arabic "salamah") dolls, a Muslim variant of the traditional, western, Barbie doll.
The actual dolls are imported from China, while Sukmawati makes the outfits, and by dressing the Salma dolls in Muslim dress, like in jilbab/headscarf and flowing Arab
style robes, Sukmawati hopes that young girls will not only have fun but also learn important moral lessons. l6
As this video report explains Sukmawati got the idea for the Muslim barbie dolls after noticing her niece playing with western dolls in revealing, tight clothing, and she worried about the effects of this on the girl's outlook and behaviour, and wondered why Indonesian girls couldn't have dolls that better reflected their culture.