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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How to extend the life of an old doll?
Surely in your house there are old, but favorite toys that you feel sorry for throwing away - teddy bears, dolls, various plastic toys and much more. Today I want…

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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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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

Who is who in the textile range of folk rituals and coastal dolls?
It is possible to classify dolls according to manufacturing techniques (winding-twists, lumps, from fabric squares, etc.). It is possible according to the rites (for family, calendar, other). But, in my…

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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…

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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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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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