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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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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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…

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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 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

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

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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.…

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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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Would you like to visit the puppet museum?
Let's start our overseas trip to puppet museums in Paris. In this city there is a beautiful museum of puppet "Musee de la Poupee". Here we have a lot of…

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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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