Name: Kuki

Made by and When: Annette Himstedt from the Himstedt Kinder Collection, 2003

Material:  Vinyl head, arms, and legs; doe suede body

Marks:  B26/1 Annette Himstedt© (on the head), B26/2 Annette Himstedt© (on the lower back), B26/3 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper right arm), B26/4 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper left arm), B25/5 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper right leg), B25/6 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper left leg), #273/347 (written on the right upper thigh)

Height:  25 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Light brown mohair and human-hair wig, brown glass stationary eyes with human-hair upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth

Clothing:  Earth-tone, floral-print blouse and pants, white one-piece undergarment, lighter earth-tone headscarf; wears a necklace of blue string and beads, and brown thong sandals; all clothing has a cloth Annette Himstedt© tag

Other:  Kuki represents a girl from Africa. Features include multiple rotational joints in the upper arms and freckles. The doll was produced in a limited edition of 713 and has a certificate of authenticity.



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