Sunday, March 28, 2010

Black Dolls from Around the World - Spain, Part 2

Famosa – Nitey-Nite Baby, 21-inch vinyl with cloth body, brown rooted hair and brown sleep eyes; made in 1989.

Jesmar – 19-inch boy; bald, brown sleep eyes, vinyl with cloth-over-foam body and battery compartment; mechanical (probably cries); wears original blue knit outfit with matching booties.

Same doll as above; I added the brown wig. Made in 1970s or 80s.

Jesmar – Natiora, 1998 anatomically correct boy and girl, 19 inches, all vinyl, bald with black stationary eyes; originally dressed only in disposable diaper. I added the diaper shirts, booties, and the girl’s lace headband. Their boxes are signed by Mary C. “Almuruna” or “Alburuna.”

Mariquita Perez/NP Creations, 17-inch vinyl with brown cloth bodies, brother and sister pair with black rooted hair, brown stationary eyes with applied lashes, open smiling mouth with sculpted tongue; made during the 1990s.

Lulu and Sammy are part of the Holly Doll Collection designed by Marie-Luise Schulz for White Balloon International.  They are 16 and 14 inches tall with short black curly hair and painted eyes. Their outfits are original.  Made in 2004.