Jasmine by FIBA

Name:  Jasmine by FIBA

Made by and When:  FIBA, circa 1990s

Material:  Hard-cast vinyl, cloth

Marks: Neck: FIBA / MADE IN ITALY / (written within a circle) 4321 / No. 117

Body tag, front: Fiba Collection

Body tag, back: F.I.B.A. SRL Via Roma, 34 / 46013 CANNETO S/OGLIO / (MN) Italia / CE MADE IN ITALY 1 (The same tag is sewn to the inside of the pantaloons and the crinoline of the full slip.)

Shoe Soles: LAVORAZIONE ARTIGIANA / VERO CUOIO / Made in Italy / FIBA [real leather craftsmanship]

Height: 27 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black curly waist-length rooted hair with bangs and a top section held with a rubber band and an off-white ribbon; brown stationary eyes with applied upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth with dark lip color

Clothes: Wears an off-white rose-print dress with a pink pinafore and a pink ribbon at the waist accented with a rose in the center. Pink satin ribbons accent the three-quarter-length sleeves that are trimmed in off-white lace. The hem of the dress is also trimmed in off-white lace. Wears a full slip of white cotton at the top and white crinoline from the waist down, white pantaloons, white lace socks, and off-white suede ankle-strap shoes that have leather soles. Has a straw hat that has a pink ribbon hatband and chin tie.

Other: Made in Italy, this doll is very reminiscent of Annette Himstedt’s doll, Fatou, from the Barefoot Children Collection. Like Fatou, this doll’s knees are slightly bent. The vinyl used for Jasmine is not as dense as the vinyl used for Himstedt’s dolls.

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