in the town of Coburg
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
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident.
Day and Night were widespread in the Penza and Tambov provinces, as well as in the Volga region. Continue reading
Who would have thought that the obsessive pop song “Barbie Girl” of the Danish-Norwegian group AQUA could cause a loud trial with the producers of the most famous doll in the world! However, before touching on the conflict itself, I will start with a small historical background … Continue reading