Behind The Origami Doll Collection

September 12, 2016

Dumyé Doll Origami SketchbookIt's a clean slate. A new beginning. A new collection. Here is a peak inside the world behind our latest origami inspired doll collection.

Origami Mood Board Before the sketching, the draping and the sampling, comes the exploration. Here are some of the images, found in too many places to remember, that served as a springboard for the collection. You'll find everything from traditional origami to Givenchy to Dior. Each image serves to inspire something, such as form, texture and color. 

Dumyé Origami Swan When creating the origami forms for the dolls, things started on paper. Then those ideas had to translate into fabric. Tiny hand-stitched tacks were used to keep each fold in its place, just like on this sample of Flahn's bodice, pictured above.

Dumyé Dolls Sketchbook InspirationMany materials we use in our dolls are found long before I know what they will become. I find these little treasures in markets and on my travels. They get tucked away until their purpose is revealed, such as this beautiful rose gold rope that found it's home as Flutter's headdress.

Flahn, Flutter and Farah Now

To see them firsthand, Dumyé dolls are also available through select retailers worldwide and in our new Dumyé doll house showroom in Dubai Mall.


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Shipping & Returns

How long until my order ships?

All items ship within 72 hours with the exception of our Personalized Designer Dolls, which can take up to 2 weeks, as they are made to order.

After my order ships, how long does it take to get to me?

Within the United Arab Emirates it takes 1-2 days and internationally it takes 3-5 days. Most of our international orders ship via FedEx. You will receive a tracking number by email once the courier has collected your order from our studio.

Where does my doll ship from?

All our dolls are handmade in the United Arab Emirates and ship from there.  

Will I have to pay customs and duty charges?

Please be advised that international orders may incur a customs or duty charge upon entering your country. These charges are determined and paid to your government. Dumyé does not have any control over these charges. Please touch base with your countries customs office for more details.  While we cannot guarantee it, historically speaking dolls shipped to the USA have not incurred any additional charges upon entering the country.

Can I return my order?

We want you to be super happy with your doll. If you're not, we would like the opportunity to make it right. You may return any order within 14 days of receiving it. Send us an email to and we will let you know what needs to happen next. Shipping is nonrefundable. Please note, our Personalized Designer Dolls and any doll that has been personalized with a monogrammed heart has been made just for you and is not eligible to be returned. If your order is defected please except our apologies and send us an email to with a picture of the defect, so we can swiftly make things right.