Rashahn by Lorna Miller

Name: Rashahn

Made by and When: Lorna Miller (Toridan), 1994 or 1996

Material: Resin head, arms, and legs; cloth body

Marks: ©L/M (the L is above the M), Rashahn, Toridan; signed “Lorna Miller 9/21/94”; the 4 looks like a 6, year made might have been 1996.

Height: 18 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Hand-applied human hair, painted eyes, upper and lower eyelashes, open mouth with the tip of the molded tongue touching the hard palate, has a frenulum

Clothes: Blue short overalls have multicolored dots, wears a red shirt.

Other: This doll is an example of Lorna Miller Sands’ early one-of-a-kind dolls made under the company name Toridan* before she began making silicone reborn dolls. The puppy is a prop. *Toridan is a combination of two of the artist’s children’s names.

Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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