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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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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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 carried small statuettes in their hands and set them in motion with the help of ropes. Such dolls are found in Syria, Latin America. Archaeological excavations helped to see a picture of the most ancient festival in the 16th century BC. Continue reading

Why did our ancestors kept … dolls behind the stove?

In ancient times, our ancestors had a cherished custom: to keep 12 dolls suspended from a string on the stove – “twists” (or “stolushkahs”), made by all means by members of the family living in the house.
It was necessary to comply with a number of special conditions and rules. For example, neither scissors nor needles can be used: either the flax fiber was wrapped in a rag and tied with a linen thread in a special way, so that the cross was oblique (this was the way the “stolushkahs” were made), or the rag was twisted and tied to form a head, arms, figures (the “stolushka” and hands were not). Continue reading

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Dolls The Lollipops. What are they?
At the beginning of 2006, amazing pupae with puffy cheeks appeared on the shelves of Russian toy stores. These girls are a little taller than the standard Barbie, they have…

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How to make a doll charm?
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident. Charm Dolls Day and…

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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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How to make a doll charm?
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident. Charm Dolls Day and…

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