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…

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Can dolls be a national treasure?
In all cultures, dolls initially carried a mystical meaning. This is all the more true for Japanese dolls, whose history is inseparable from Shinto - the national religion, which is…

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From the life of dolls. What is OOAK?
Translated from English OOAK (One Of A Kind) - means "one of a kind." But do not think that this concept refers to rare collection dolls, which are produced in…

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Playing dolls doesn’t

What toys do our children need?
Wishing to encourage a seven-year-old godson for his excellent studies, she decided to give him a valuable gift — some useful and clever toy. Or a sweet, “iconic” one, which…

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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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How did Armand Marcel become a puppet master?
I want to tell you about one of the largest manufacturers in the field of puppet production, the company which produced several million puppet heads from unglazed (biscuit) porcelain of…

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The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?
Our beauty has grown old - this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire - our beauty has already…

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