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 are Kurhn?
Once in a stationery shop, passing by a small shelf with toys, I accidentally noticed a surprisingly beautiful little doll in the bright box out of the corner of my…

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Revived dolls. What do Japanese lolita look like?
The Lolita style originated in Japan many years ago. The attractive and incredibly beautiful image of a porcelain doll came to taste to many. So who are they - these…

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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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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 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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"Dollhouse"
We begin our journey, perhaps, with the most famous Moscow Puppet Museum. The Museum “Doll's House” is located in the very center of Moscow, not far from the Kitay-Gorod metro…

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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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