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 of the appearance of nesting dolls, there is a widespread version that their production was started in the 1890s, after the figure of the sage Fukurum was brought to the “Child education” workshop founded by the philanthropist Savva Mamontov. Continue reading
I didn’t want anything so much in my childhood like a Barbie doll. The desire to have a perfect (as it seemed) plastic figure with a beautiful face and blond hair was the main theme of all children’s conversations in the yard. To have Barbie was to be happy. In March 2009, this world’s most popular doll turned 50. Continue reading
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 hands of Bratz hooligans, and dolls have already appeared on store shelves, in comparison with which Barbie and even Bratz look like innocent pups. Continue reading