Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn
Name: Baby Zuri
Made by and When: Shindana Toys/1972
Material: Soft vinyl (light, medium, and dark vinyl versions were made; a white Baby Zuri was also made).
Marks: SHINDANA TOYS 1972/DIV.OPERATION BOOTSTRAP INC.
Height: 13 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black or brown Sculpted curls/black painted eyes with brown irises/drink and wet mouth with painted lips
Clothes: Dressed in different short one-piece rompers or two-piece play sets, bare feet.
Other: Baby Zuri is a girl but is often mistaken for a boy. Zuri means beautiful in Swahili. The Baby Zuri head sculpt was also used for later version of Shindana’s Baby Nancy.