Life-like dolls act as surrogate children for some Iranian families
Twenty-four-year-old Maryam Aghayee makes hyper-realistic baby dolls acting as surrogates for some Iranian fammore
The baby dolls can also be used to help grieving mothers cope with the loss of a child, or in Mojagn Zabhipourmore
Zabhipour's daughter, Baran, has tea parties with the doll and keeps her close when she goes to sleep. Majmore
Zabhipour, said they decided to get the doll after their daughter's repeated requests for another sibling. more
"The feeling of hugging this doll is exactly like the time my own child was a baby. When I hugged it, I remembmore
Maryam first started designing these dolls as a hobby, carefully coloring in the silicone baby's face and dresmore
"Many of the customers for these reborn baby dolls are those whose children are complaining of being only-chilmore
"It has been about three or four months since I started this work," says Maryam. "After making my second doll,more
The designer added that many families in Iran are choosing to have one child because of economic restraints. "more
Mozhgan and her child play with a Reborn baby doll at home in Tehran. "One of the main reasons (single-child hmore
Official statistics indicate that Iran will be the oldest country in the world in the next 30 years, the Iranimore
Our top photos from the past week.
Scenes from above around the world amid the coronavirus.
Lagos is under a round-the-clock curfew enforced by police roadblocks, as smoke rose from a flashpoint area where soldiers shot at protesters the previous...
Hundreds have been killed in the latest outbreak of war over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that belongs to Azerbaijan under international law but is...