Meili, a Reborn Doll

Name:  Meili

Made by and When:  Reborn by Tonika Stith of Pitter Patter Reborn Nursery, 2022

Material:  Vinyl, paints, and other reborn artist materials

Marks: The Meili doll kit bears the Ping Lau copyright.

Height: 32 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Water-wave hand-rooted human hair, smokey-gray eyes with applied upper eyelashes and painted eyebrows, closed mouth

Clothes: Meili is adorably dressed in a toddler-size top, pants, lacy anklet socks, and shoes; can wear 12- to 18-month toddler clothes.  Accessories: Gold-tone necklace, earrings, and bracelets.

Other: This beautiful lifelike doll was reborn by reborn doll artist Tonika Stith of Pitter Patter Reborn Nursery using an unfinished, unpainted doll kit sculpted by Ping Lau. Ping is well-known for her copyrighted vinyl doll kits, which reborn artists enjoy using. Because she is a master at doll reborning, Tonika Stith, has amassed a huge social media following. As well as impressing collectors, Stith’s work is appreciated by the artists whose kits she uses.

Gallery (All photos are courtesy of Tonika Stith of Pitter Patter Reborn Nursery.)


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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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