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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Is Barbie a perfect doll or a monster?
I didn’t want anything so much in my childhood like a Barbie doll. The desire to have a perfect (as it seemed) plastic figure with a beautiful face and blond…

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What children's toys existed in antiquity?
A child from the earliest years begins to explore the world. It is very important that this happens in an entertaining way. The role of toys is difficult to overestimate.…

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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

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 of the family living in the house.
It was necessary to comply with a number of special conditions and rules. For example, neither scissors nor needles can be used: either the flax fiber was wrapped in a rag and tied with a linen thread in a special way, so that the cross was oblique (this was the way the “stolushkahs” were made), or the rag was twisted and tied to form a head, arms, figures (the “stolushka” and hands were not). Continue reading

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…

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What children's toys existed in antiquity?
A child from the earliest years begins to explore the world. It is very important that this happens in an entertaining way. The role of toys is difficult to overestimate.…

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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…

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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…

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