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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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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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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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 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

Is Barbie a perfect doll or a monster?

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

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 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

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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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 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 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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