Ayoka is an original annette himstedt doll of 66 cm tall with long, black human hair in braids that are decorated with cute colored beads at the bottom. She has beautiful mohair eyelashes, hand-painted eyebrows, a faint blush on the cheeks, delicate little fingers and toes and radiant, almost eloquent brown glass eyes. It is beautifully made, with a great deal of attention to detail and high-quality materials. Ayoka is simply a fantastic doll with a great, almost speaking expression on her face.
Ayoka has a head, upper body, arms and lower legs of vinyl of artistic quality, with a fabric lower body so she can sit. The quality of her clothing is high, and is made of natural cotton materials. Ayoka also wears earrings: a golden ball on her right ear, a black ring on her left ear.
Over her yellow dress she wears a turquoise striped overdress that is attached to the back with yellow buttons, underneath she wears a nice white underdress with flowers on her right wrist a white and a red bracelet of beads, on her left ankle she wears a similar white bracelet of beads. Around her neck she wears 3 colored collars of brightly colored reed-like material. Ayoka is one of the dolls children ("puppen kinder" collection) by annette himstedt, and dates back to 1989. These beautiful, lifelike dolls were designed with slightly curved knees, so these character dolls are made to sit on a chair or a bench.
She's annette himstedt signed in her neck and limbs. Since annette himstedt stopped making dolls, these rare dolls have become even more of a collector's item, this doll was only produced for 2 years.
Our ayoka is in mint condition; it was never played with she is still in the original box (which does have minor damage). In the box is also a small catalogue of the "puppen kinder" collection added with other annette himstedt children, also a collector's item.Ayoka is the doll that is prominently depicted on this catalogue. Annette himstedt was born in germany.
In 1974 she made her first attempts to make dolls. She didn't really want to make dolls, she wanted to make kids.She therefore used many photos as inspiration but above all her imagination. She perfected her technique and that resulted in her breakthrough in 1984, her dolls became world famous. At the end of 2008 the factory closed, the "summer 2008" collection was the last. As a result, these character dolls have become even more real collectibles.