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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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…

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When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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and how to deal

What do adults play?

The choice of profession, and even more so a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and does a business madam sign up for courses on making paper-dolls? Or suddenly he begins to put in order shabby and eyeless pups, spend a lot of money on porcelain young ladies and old teddy bears … Continue reading

Vintage dolls

By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everything that was once manufactured piece by the hands of a master craftsman was put on stream. No exception and children’s toys. After all, little girls and boys are perhaps the most massive target audience in the world, and if a beloved child asks for a doll, not every parent has the hardness to say no! Continue reading

Are Monster High dolls dangerous?

Recently, children have become very fond of Monster High dolls. Sometimes the child’s choice falls on such toys, which even scare parents. Therefore, many adults are very concerned about this behavior of their children, because such toys will bring anyone to a nervous breakdown.
I propose to find out why children make a choice in favor of such dolls, and how to deal with it. Continue reading

Can dolls be a national treasure?
In all cultures, dolls initially carried a mystical meaning. This is all the more true for Japanese dolls, whose history is inseparable from Shinto - the national religion, which is…

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Who is who in the textile range of folk rituals and coastal dolls?
It is possible to classify dolls according to manufacturing techniques (winding-twists, lumps, from fabric squares, etc.). It is possible according to the rites (for family, calendar, other). But, in my…

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How did Armand Marcel become a puppet master?
I want to tell you about one of the largest manufacturers in the field of puppet production, the company which produced several million puppet heads from unglazed (biscuit) porcelain of…

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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…

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