How do adults play dolls?
Favorite toys of all little girls, and sometimes boys, were, are and always will be dolls. Times change, and dolls change too. In place of the rag dolls, pink-cheeked plastic…

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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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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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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?

In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not affect her: she is still loved by both children and adults.
The folk doll embodies in its image the characteristic features of the people who created it – this is the main value of the antique doll. Continue reading

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 does a business madam sign up for courses on making paper-dolls? Or suddenly he begins to put in order shabby and eyeless pups, spend a lot of money on porcelain young ladies and old teddy bears … Continue reading

Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?
When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting…

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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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Why did our ancestors kept ... dolls behind the stove?
In ancient times, our ancestors had a cherished custom: to keep 12 dolls suspended from a string on the stove - “twists” (or “stolushkahs”), made by all means by members…

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What toys do our children need?
Wishing to encourage a seven-year-old godson for his excellent studies, she decided to give him a valuable gift — some useful and clever toy. Or a sweet, “iconic” one, which…

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