15” DOLL MALAIKA 1969 Shindana Toys New in Box AFRICAN AMERICAN
The doll box does not have its cello. The doll could easily be removed from its box and strapping. The doll is mint.
Created by SHINDANA TOYS, 1969. Made in the USA. The doll is clean bright and beautiful. Malaika is made of rigid vinyl with a brown complexion, painted brown eyes, rooted black fleecy hair, five piece body, wearing original linen batik costume. She is Shindana Toys, Operation Bootstrap,1969. Stock number 1051 stamped on the back of box. These early Shindana dolls are rare. The box has some wear. Please see all pictures for conditions.
“Shindana Toys, a division of Operation Bootstrap, Inc., stands alone as the largest black-owned and operated toy company in the world. It had its genesis in the rubble of the 1965 Watts revolt and it emerged in 1968 with a will to compete in the face of discouraging odds. A practical recognition of this spirit is reflected in the selection of the name “Shindana” – it means competitor in Swahili.
- Permanently rooted washable hair in authentic afro style.
- Exclusive Afro American Fashions by ÄAJIB