When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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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…

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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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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 a synthesis of the cult of ancestors, the worship of natural elements, and magical rites. The first dolls on the territory of Japan appeared, probably already in the 3rd millennium BC, and maybe even earlier. Continue reading

The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?

Our beauty has grown old – this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire – our beauty has already done her rotten work, and it’s enough for her to trash all over the world.
And hide your tomatoes – let’s see first … In the pre-war Germany, in general, Puritan, with the advent of the “people’s car”, still little available to the German people, in the front seat the proud owner of the car loved to plant a sort of blond woman doll. Continue reading

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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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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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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How to make a doll charm?
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident. Charm Dolls Day and…

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