Matoka

Name: Matoka

Made by and When: Annette Himstedt from the Himstedt Kinder Collection, 2005

Material:  Vinyl head, arms, legs (multiple rotational joints in the upper arms); doe suede body

Marks:  D3/8 Annette Himstedt© (on the head), D3/2 Annette Himstedt© (on the lower back), D3/3 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper right arm), D3/4 Annette Himstedt© (on the back of the upper left arm), D3/5 Annette Himstedt© (on back of the upper right leg), D3/6 Annette Himstedt© (on back of the upper left leg)

Height:  33-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Light brown curly human-hair waist-length wig; German mouth-blown brown glass stationary eyes with human hair upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth

Clothing: Yellow, coral, and light green dress; brown leather thong sandals; colorful ribbons in hair, rope necklace with authentic hand-made clay and glass gems from Africa; all clothing is cloth-tagged Annette Himstedt©.

Other:  Representing a girl from Somalia, Matoka was made in a limited edition of 377 dolls, and has a certificate of authenticity.

Gallery

This is a prototype photo of Matoka from the Himstedt Heaven website.

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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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