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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"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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What is remarkable about an ugly doll?
Unusual dolls from the Bratz series are rapidly and triumphantly continuing their march around the world, more and more pushing out not only the beloved pups, but even Barbie, which…

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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 – she painted portraits. Jen’s first toys were dolls made by her grandmother. The faces of these pupae were made of papier-mâché and very much resembled the faces of expensive collection dolls from the 40s of the twentieth century. Continue reading

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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How to make a Slavic ritual-puppet doll? The easiest way
All techniques of making folk doll ceremonies are simple and do not require much effort. But, probably, there is nothing easier, than to make a Kukadka doll. Let's try? You…

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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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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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