DOLLS

Puppet Theatre. When and where was he born?
Puppet Theater has survived millennia, dozens of historical structures. The first mention of puppet art associated with the festivities in Egypt. Women went from village to village with songs. They…

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What do we know about Slavic dolls?
The doll is one of the oldest human toys. The Russian word "doll" is akin to the Greek "kiklos", meaning a circle, something rolled up. The purpose of the dolls…

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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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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 one copy. First of all, the PLA is an art. The art of creating a new image for the doll. This new image is created for familiar dolls. In Russia, the most popular doll for OOAK of transfiguration is the Barbie doll, in the USA and Europe – the Tonner doll. Continue reading

“Life in miniature.” What do you know about this?

It is not known when the term “life in miniature” appeared and who invented it, but perhaps you will not give a more precise name to the passion for dolls, doll houses and everything connected with it. I already wrote about how adults play dolls. Now I want to talk about this in more detail. Fans of “life in miniature” are divided into two categories. Continue reading

“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 station.

The “Doll House” was opened on April 30, 1995, and for more than thirteen years it has been pleasing us with the opportunity to admire unique and stunningly beautiful dolls. Continue reading

Would you like to visit the puppet museum?

Let’s start our overseas trip to puppet museums in Paris. In this city there is a beautiful museum of puppet “Musee de la Poupee”. Here we have a lot of beautiful porcelain dolls.
The collection of this museum is collected by two collectors – Guido and his son Sami Odin. Porcelain Parisians dressed up in beautiful dresses from different eras, starting in 1860. Continue reading

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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Vintage dolls
By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everything that was once manufactured piece by the hands of a master craftsman was put on stream. No exception and children's toys.…

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How to make a cute herbal doll?
In the old days in Russia, caring housewives made so-called dolls-herbalists. They believed that these dolls would drive out the evil spirits of the house. Tereshchenko Dmitry, Shutterstock.com Herbalists, as…

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Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?
Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum? The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove…

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