Carisma by Lorna Miller Sands

Name: Carisma

Made by and When: Lorna Miller Sands, 2005

Material: Resin head, arms, and legs; stuffed cloth body

Marks: LMS 04 (incised in head), hand-signed by the artist “Lorna Miller-Sands” (on the back of the body)

Height: 14 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Mohair wig, hand-painted brown eyes with applied upper eyelashes, closed mouth; has a beauty mark above the lip

Clothes: Wears an ivory dress with pearl accents at the neck and an ivory flower at the waist (socks, shoes, and jointed bear were added by the curator).

Other: The former WeLoveBlackDolls Yahoo! Group commissioned Lorna Miller Sands to create their 2006 club doll. The artist “reborned” (modified) her “Big Bitties Collection” doll, Aaliyah, to create Carisma. Named by the artist, Carisma has a certificate of authenticity and is a limited edition of 8 dolls worldwide. This particular doll is #2 in the series.



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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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