Slender Barbie - every girl's dream?
In 2013, the Barbie doll turned 54 years old. A solid age for a toy - interest in it for more than half a century has not dried up. Barbie's…

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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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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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Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?

Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist – she painted portraits. Jen’s first toys were dolls made by her grandmother. The faces of these pupae were made of papier-mâché and very much resembled the faces of expensive collection dolls from the 40s of the twentieth century. Continue reading

How to extend the life of an old doll?

Surely in your house there are old, but favorite toys that you feel sorry for throwing away – teddy bears, dolls, various plastic toys and much more. Today I want to tell you how to give old, once beloved plastic and vinyl dolls a new life. So let’s start in order.
The first thing you have to do is bathe all the dolls in warm running water using liquid soap or shampoo. Rinse out the hair especially thoroughly. Continue reading

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

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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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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What does a Japanese nesting doll look like?
Little is known about how the Japanese wooden doll Kokeshi appeared. Some researchers believe that these pupae arose from religious practice and were designed to contain the spiritual essence of…

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How to acquaint a child with old dolls in a fascinating way?
Winter that year was severe. The wind was blowing large snowflakes into the face of Deniska, who was returning from a training session. The snow fell asleep, and the boy…

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