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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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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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 evenings, my mother and I, talking about everything, looked at photos of various dolls. Mom suddenly became sad and, with the words “Eh, my doll …”, began to gather home. Continue reading

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 various quality.
For forty years and even more, Armand Marseille’s products have been sold all over the world, designed for a different circle of customers, taking into account the price category. Continue reading

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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What do adults play?
The choice of profession, and even more so a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and…

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How to keep the doll in perfect condition?
Having bought a new doll, we want to keep it safe and sound as long as possible. It does not matter if we bought it for ourselves - into the…

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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…

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