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…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?
I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy…

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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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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 occupy themselves, but those with which they sleep and share experiences) are reflection of the children themselves.
Projection, so to speak. Some people have hares, some have dogs, some have bears … Developing this thought, 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 affect her: she is still loved by both children and adults.
The folk doll embodies in its image the characteristic features of the people who created it – this is the main value of the antique doll. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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