Who are Kurhn?
Once in a stationery shop, passing by a small shelf with toys, I accidentally noticed a surprisingly beautiful little doll in the bright box out of the corner of my…

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Tales junk: who needs old things? Doll
What a variety of different toys in today's stores! Just run away eyes. Sometimes I see how young dads or mothers choose toys - not at all according to the…

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What children's toys existed in antiquity?
A child from the earliest years begins to explore the world. It is very important that this happens in an entertaining way. The role of toys is difficult to overestimate.…

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What is remarkable about an ugly doll?

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

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 a synthesis of the cult of ancestors, the worship of natural elements, and magical rites. The first dolls on the territory of Japan appeared, probably already in the 3rd millennium BC, and maybe even earlier. Continue reading

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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"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,…

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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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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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