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St. Thomian Carmen Nibbs Showcases Madras Fashion Dolls at Orlando Science Center

  • Staff Consortium
  • January 18, 2024

St. Thomian Carmen Nibbs, an artist and doll stylist, is currently showcasing a collection of madras fashions at the Orlando Science Center – part of ART SPEAKS: A Celebration of Black Artists, showcasing talents from Central Florida.  Ms. Nibbs’ exhibit “Dolls in Madras Fashions – Cultural, Traditional and Modern” has garnered significant attention for its distinctive “Barbie”- sized dolls dressed in clothing that celebrates Caribbean culture, fashion and the region’s vibrant fabrics, creating a visually stunning and culturally rich experience.  The dolls are on proud display at the Science Center’s Fusion STEAM Gallery, which attracts approximately 700,000 visitors annually. The exhibit features a total of seven dolls, each telling a unique story. Attendees are first introduced to the Moko Jumbies, cultural icons of the USVI and other Caribbean countries. Next, they are able to feast their eyes on “Three Generations of Traditional Madras Dolls”, a display which captures the essence...