Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?
Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist -…

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Puppet Theatre. When and where was he born?
Puppet Theater has survived millennia, dozens of historical structures. The first mention of puppet art associated with the festivities in Egypt. Women went from village to village with songs. They…

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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?
In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not…

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Do modern children play paper dolls?

One day, buying something at the newsstand, I noticed a bright envelope with a doll painted on it and the inscription “Marina”. Memories from childhood immediately surfaced in my head – a cardboard doll Masha and a bunch of paper dresses! “Really, do they still play with such dolls now?” I wondered with surprise. Continue reading

Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?

When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting sick” with toners. Well, I will tell you right away, my fears were confirmed, now I do not sleep at night and dream of at least five such pupae! It is impossible not to fall in love with these dolls! Continue reading

How to make a Slavic ritual-puppet doll? The easiest way
All techniques of making folk doll ceremonies are simple and do not require much effort. But, probably, there is nothing easier, than to make a Kukadka doll. Let's try? You…

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The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?
Our beauty has grown old - this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire - our beauty has already…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?
I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy…

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Why did our ancestors kept ... dolls behind the stove?
In ancient times, our ancestors had a cherished custom: to keep 12 dolls suspended from a string on the stove - “twists” (or “stolushkahs”), made by all means by members…

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