What is fascinating porcelain dolls Marina Bychkova?
From time immemorial, girls were amused by dolls. They were made of grass, straw, fur, bone, wood, clay and other natural materials. The first dolls were rather primitive, but they…

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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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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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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

"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…

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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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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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