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In the old days in Russia, caring housewives made so-called dolls-herbalists. They believed that these dolls would drive out the evil spirits of the house. Tereshchenko Dmitry, Shutterstock.com Herbalists, as the name says, were filled with fragrant herbs. If such a doll is wrinkled in hands or simply moved, a healing herbal scent will spread around the house. Continue reading
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 godmother is an American, Ruth Handler. She recalls that the creation of this toy was inspired by her own daughter Barbara, who loved to play with dolls in adult life.
Ruth called the goddaughter the name of her daughter – Barbie. A bit of history For a long time, the appearance of the doll has undergone significant changes. Continue reading
The doll is one of the oldest human toys. The Russian word “doll” is akin to the Greek “kiklos”, meaning a circle, something rolled up.
The purpose of the dolls are divided into play, ceremonial and dolls amulets. Continue reading