Mawar's Story

Salaam and Hello!

I am Mawar Aris. I am the cloth doll artist and person behind DollsByMawar. I’ve always love sewing, crafting and have been in love with Blythe dolls and cloth/fabric dolls since young but never had own one as a little girl. I remembered only seeing them in my dad's home deco/interior international magazine. And there they were, these beautiful delicate dolls sitting on the children’s bed, on the chest of drawers or in a tea party setting. They seems so magical, so beautiful...


As time flies, the passion for both sewing, crafting and dolls had taken back seat. Life was filled with work, putting food on the table and raising a family. However, a blessing in disguise ~ a huge life changing event took place in 2013, which lead to a decision for me to become a full-time-stay-at-home mom. When kids are away for school and husband travelling half the world, I am left with some free time on my hands. I’ve started filling them with drawings, colouring, crafting and some sewing. Then one day in 2016, in the month of my birthday, I had an idea to make a kitty doll. And then, as they say the rest is history!


I was inspired to make heirloom handmade hijab dolls, as there was none in this particular niche market that offer such dolls. It is also a wonderful opportunity to add diversity in this magical imaginary world of a child and her/his doll. I put my creativity and passion into my creation to make the most beautiful, adorable and high quality doll for you. I hope you will fall in love with my dolls as I love making them for you.