What does a Japanese nesting doll look like?
Little is known about how the Japanese wooden doll Kokeshi appeared. Some researchers believe that these pupae arose from religious practice and were designed to contain the spiritual essence of…

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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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How to give a new life to a damaged doll?
The daughter entrusted her favorite doll to her younger sister or decided to play stylist-makeup artist herself, and now she is crying over a cropped toy painted by a felt-tip…

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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

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…

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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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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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Tales junk: who needs old things? Doll
What a variety of different toys in today's stores! Just run away eyes. Sometimes I see how young dads or mothers choose toys - not at all according to the…

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