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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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 is a Berenguer reborn doll?
Not so long ago Berenguer dolls shook the whole of Europe. These baby dolls look so authentic that sometimes they cannot be distinguished from real living babies. The modern company…

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Why did our ancestors need dolls?

In our age, dolls are, most often, children’s toys. But it was not always so. In ancient times, the Slavs took them quite seriously. Dolls were the main charms, each of them carried out their “duties”. Most identified with the image of female deities. About dolls of our ancestors in ShZh already have an article.
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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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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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"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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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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