Naila and Ari

Name: Naila and Ari Children of the World

Made by and When: Renate Höckh for Dollmakers Originals International, 1992 and 1993

Material: Naila is made of vinyl with cloth upper arms and cloth torso to the upper thighs. Ari is made of vinyl with cloth upper arms and a cloth torso.

Marks: Naila; (Incised in the head) Naila / (written in red ink) 817/1000; Renate Höckh / 92

Ari; (incised in the head) Ari / Renate Höckh / 93 / (written in red ink) 532

Height: Naila is 27 inches; Ari is 15 inches.

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Naila wears a long straight black wig with bangs adorned with a hair clip on the upper portion which is pulled back. Ari has a short straight black wig. Both dolls have brown inset eyes with applied upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes. Their mouths are closed.

Clothes: Naila wears a long multicolored tunic and black pants with a mother of pearl brooch, silver necklace, silver dangle earrings with black oval accents at the ends. Ari wears a white button-front knit shirt with a purple corduroy romper. Ari has a muslin baby sling. Both dolls’ feet are bare.

Other: Naila and Ari represent Balinese children as part of the Children of the World series created by Renate Höckh. Naila was released in 1992 and has a hangtag/certificate. She is #817/1000. The separately sold Ari was released in 1993 and is #532 of 1000 with a hangtag/certificate.

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