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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What is a Berenguer reborn doll?
Not so long ago Berenguer dolls shook the whole of Europe. These baby dolls look so authentic that sometimes they cannot be distinguished from real living babies. The modern company…

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What do we know about Russian wooden toys?
In Russia, poteshki, so called in those days toys, most often made of clay and wood. The doll is one of the first toys of antiquity. But time does not…

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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

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 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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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 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

What toys do our children need?
Wishing to encourage a seven-year-old godson for his excellent studies, she decided to give him a valuable gift — some useful and clever toy. Or a sweet, “iconic” one, which…

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Revived dolls. What do Japanese lolita look like?
The Lolita style originated in Japan many years ago. The attractive and incredibly beautiful image of a porcelain doll came to taste to many. So who are they - these…

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What are the good girls in the house? Just pupae ...
Do you know why I love anime? And because of the girls. Such thin, delicate, fragile, with huge wide open eyes, in which flare trembles, and curved eyelashes. Usually these…

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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…

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