Big Beautiful Doll Dasia

Name: Dasia

Made by and When: Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc.; 2001

Material: Vinyl

Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); Big / Beautiful / Dolls / Inc. / ©2001 (on the back)

Height: 12 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair in a curly updo style/brown painted eyes/closed mouth

Clothes: Wears a black velour strapless gown, a sheer black nylon jacket (full-length in the back) trimmed in black feathers, black nylon hose, black faux leather high heels, iridescent ear studs, and an iridescent beaded necklace.

Other: Part of a three-doll set, Dasia is the first full-figured African American 12-inch fashion doll. The other Big Beautiful Dolls were Dawn (Caucasian) and Dena (Latina). Each doll had a storyline. Dasia was a magazine editor. The Big Beautiful Doll line was created by African American entrepreneurs Audrey Bell-Kearney and Georgette Taylor. Dasia was nominated for the 2002 Dolls Award of Excellence.

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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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