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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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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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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Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?

Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum?
The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove in practice that all the best should belong to children, Nikolai Dmitrievich Bartram. By this time he was already a famous artist, a historian of arts and crafts, the author of several books. Continue reading

Dolls The Lollipops. What are they?

At the beginning of 2006, amazing pupae with puffy cheeks appeared on the shelves of Russian toy stores. These girls are a little taller than the standard Barbie, they have very beautiful lush hair and slightly elongated slender figures.
These are Lollipop Girls – dolls from Jen Macklin. Brightly and fashionably dressed dolls depict top models from different countries. They are all very cute and completely different. Englishwoman Lulu from London is very gentle and dreamy. I was struck by her hairstyle. On one doll, pale pink hair the color of a chewing gum does not look so natural! Continue reading

How to extend the life of an old doll?

Surely in your house there are old, but favorite toys that you feel sorry for throwing away – teddy bears, dolls, various plastic toys and much more. Today I want to tell you how to give old, once beloved plastic and vinyl dolls a new life. So let’s start in order.
The first thing you have to do is bathe all the dolls in warm running water using liquid soap or shampoo. Rinse out the hair especially thoroughly. Continue reading

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Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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Where did the matryoshka come from?
Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian. Among those who were interested in the history…

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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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Slender Barbie - every girl's dream?
In 2013, the Barbie doll turned 54 years old. A solid age for a toy - interest in it for more than half a century has not dried up. Barbie's…

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