Name: Pemba and Sanga
Made by and When: Annette Himstedt for Timeless Creations (a subsidiary of Mattel), 1993 and 1992
Material: Vinyl heads, breast and body plates, arms, and legs; stuffed brown doe suede bodies; the ends of the breastplates are string-attached to the lower cloth bodies.
Marks: Pemba (incised in the head) Pemba / Annette Himstedt©; Sanga (incised in the head) Sanga / Annette Himstedt©; both dolls (incised in the lower back of the breastplate and on the back edges of both arms and legs) I Annette Himstedt©; (cloth body tags) Annette Himstedt; (cloth tag sewn to the body) ©1992 / Annette Himstedt / Distributed by Timeless Creations, the Collectible/ / Specialty division of / Mattel, Inc. / El Segundo, CA 90245 U.S.A. / MADE IN SPAIN / Reg. No. PA-60 / ALL NEW MATERIALS. / CONSISTING OF POLYESTER FIBER.
Height: 22 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black natural-textured human hair wigs, brown glass eyes, closed mouths with dark lip color. Sanga’s hair is sectioned into seven white-ribbon-adorned braids. Pemba has a short Afro.
Clothes: Pemba wears a rust-colored jacket that ties at the neck, white cotton knee-length underwear, and tan and rust striped pants with a matching fabric belt. Sanga wears a pink and white gingham dress with eyelet trim on the bodice; eyelet-trimmed one-piece white cotton underwear and white cotton eyelet-trimmed half-slip, and gold-tone hoop earrings. Each article of clothing bears the Annette Himstedt © signature tag. Both dolls have bare feet.
Other: Made in Spain and part of the Barefoot Children collection, Pemba and Sanga represent realistic-looking children from Tennessee.
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