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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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 of the appearance of nesting dolls, there is a widespread version that their production was started in the 1890s, after the figure of the sage Fukurum was brought to the “Child education” workshop founded by the philanthropist Savva Mamontov. Continue reading
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
Unusual dolls from the Bratz series are rapidly and triumphantly continuing their march around the world, more and more pushing out not only the beloved pups, but even Barbie, which is still very popular. But when in the United States in June 2001, MGA Entertainment launched the first Bratz line, no one, with the exception of a single person, suspected that the brand would become so popular and become multi-billion. Continue reading
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened – in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic “boyfriend” Ken, named after the younger son of Ruth Hendler.
Over time, Barbie “overgrown” with new friends and relatives. Continue reading