Following recent jumps in popularity as the Mexican Maria doll has floated around the world to international landmarks like the pyramids, Big Ben and the Sydney Opera house, Maria’s popularity continues to soar.
This month both the Smithsonian and Unicef have sponsored the locally made Mexican Maria Doll Coloring book. Each coloring book sale through Unicef provides vaccines to 14 children. Sales through the Smithsonian support both indigenous artisans and the Smithsonian’s collections.
The Mexican Maria Doll coloring book was created by Joseph Toone, author of all eleven books in the best-selling series, San Miguel de Allende Secrets to support local doll makers during the pandemic. Toone is also TripAdvisor’s top rated private tour guide in San Miguel de Allende. Plus Toone speaks around town and the US on the Power of Feminine in Mexico giving away Maria dolls hither and yon.