Nahji is a gorgeous doll from the Hearts for Hearts Girls, a range of dolls designed to inspire today's little girls to understand and help others.
Nahji is a 36cm all vinyl doll with a dark skin tone and she comes from Assam in India. She has large fixed eyes with painted eyebrows and eyelashes, healthy pink cheeks and natural full lips. Her hair is very long, dark brown, wavy and rooted with a side parting. She is wearing a crinkly pink jersey anarkali tunic trimmed with white braid and a pair of lilac leggings painted around the bottom of the legs with gold patterns. On her feet she is wearing pretty sandals that are more sturdy than those shown in the original photos and these are made from moulded purple plastic. All the girls come with lots of accessories and Nahji is no different, with a tiny diamante nose stud, pearl and drop earrings in blue, a pearl hair band, a purple braid choker with pearl dropper and gold bracelets on one wrist. The other hand is covered with beautifully done henna.
Nahji arrives in a box with a flap that opens to reveal the doll inside together with lots of information about her on the inside cover. There is also a map printed on the inside of the box which shows where she lives. All the dolls arrive with a comb and a girl sized bracelet with two hearts. Nahji's book gives details of her life, revealing her to be a determined young lady who was not going to pick tea, clean houses or marry really young. Nahji wanted an eduction and persuaded her mother to let her go to the education centre so that she learned to read and write.
This beautiful doll comes with a little book about the country where they come from. Nahji is from India and I was particularly pleased to find this doll as my daughter is half Asian and it is lovely to have a doll which resembles her, but all of the dolls in this collection look great. Nahji comes with a little necklace, ear-rings, bracelets and she wears leggings (no knickers), a pretty top and sandals. Her right hand has a henna pattern and my daughter has had this done, so this really appealed to her. The details are really nice and Nahji has really soft hair, and her head, arms and legs move. Lovely and unusual dolls and really pretty.
The body of this doll can be cleaned using a damp cloth with a little mild detergent if required. The body should not be immersed in water as this will rot the elastic holding the limbs onto the body.
The hair can be carefully washed using a mild shampoo taking care not to create tangles.
The dolls clothes can be hand washed using a mild detergent in warm water. Do not tumble dry but dry flat, smoothing out creases whilst damp. Iron using a cool iron if needed.