Fatou by Annette Himstedt

Name:  Fatou

Made by and When:  Annette Himstedt for Timeless Creations (a subsidiary of Mattel), 1987

Material:  Vinyl head, breastplate that extends to the waist, arms, and legs; stuffed brown cloth body; the bottom of the breastplate is string-attached to the body.

Marks: (Incised in the head) Fatou / Annette Himstedt©; (lower back) Annette Himstedt©

Height: 26 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Brown human hair, brown glass eyes with human hair upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth with dark lip color

Clothes: Mauve-colored dress with white Peter Pan collar, white cotton-lace-trimmed pinafore, white cotton eyelet-trimmed half-slip and pantalettes, bare feet; all articles of clothing are tagged ©Annette Himstedt.

Other: Made in Spain and representing a 9-year-old child from Senegal, Fatou is from Annette Himstedt’s Barefoot Children collection. “1984. During a trip to Africa for UNICEF Annette photographs a young girl named Fatou and sculpts her. This is the catalyst for Annette to create a line of vinyl dolls. Fatou, Lisa and Bekus were her first non-porcelain dolls” (TheToyShoppe.com).



The Toy Shoppe, Annette Himstedt Timeline


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