Name: Keri

Made by and When: Annette Himstedt from the Puppen Kinder Collection, 1998

Material:  Vinyl head, torso, arms, and legs; stuffed tan cloth from the waist to the thighs; a small portion of the upper arms and legs is stuffed tan cloth.

Marks: (Head) Keri / Annette Himstedt© 1998 PK III; (incised underneath the neck rim) 3AH 0287; (incised in the lower back and on the upper edge of all extremities) Annette Himstedt© 1998 PK III

Height: 23 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Auburn mohair that is mostly loose with some braids throughout, stationary fawn glass eyes with thick upper and lower human hair eyelashes, closed mouth

Clothes:  Peach dress, white pantaloons accented with one orange ribbon on the side of one leg and a peach ribbon on the side of the other; wears a peach rope necklace with an orange wooden pendant; a hand-painted porcelain bracelet tied with a burgundy suede ribbon reads: Annette Himstedt / Puppen Kinder / 1998 / Keri. A peach ribbon is tied around the left ankle and a peach ribbon headband accents the hair.

Other: Jointed at the neck and arms, Keri is from Annette Himstedt’s 1998 Puppen Kinder Collection and represents a four-year-old child from Africa. Keri has bent knees and is displayed in the seated position. The once darker hazel/fawn eyes have lightened with time.



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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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