What do we know about Slavic dolls?
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…

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Where is the dolls house? In Petrozavodsk!
Yes, yes - the house of dolls is here, in the capital of Karelia. Honestly! Without any deception. This house even has a postal address - La Rochelle Embankment, 13.…

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What do our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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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 station.

The “Doll House” was opened on April 30, 1995, and for more than thirteen years it has been pleasing us with the opportunity to admire unique and stunningly beautiful dolls. Continue reading

Nasty horrible dolls. Why are monsters popular?
Debate about the dangers and benefits of Barbie dolls and the like barely had time to resound; parents and psychologists are still arguing about whether to give girls into the…

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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…

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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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"Life in miniature." What do you know about this?
It is not known when the term “life in miniature” appeared and who invented it, but perhaps you will not give a more precise name to the passion for dolls,…

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