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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Nasty horrible dolls. Why are monsters popular?
Debate about the dangers and benefits of Barbie dolls and the like barely had time to resound; parents and psychologists are still arguing about whether to give girls into the…

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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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Bychkova porcelain

Who is who in the textile range of folk rituals and coastal dolls?

It is possible to classify dolls according to manufacturing techniques (winding-twists, lumps, from fabric squares, etc.). It is possible according to the rites (for family, calendar, other). But, in my opinion, it is better to use the method of grouping by function or, if you wish, by magic puppet force. So much more romantic. I would even say – fabulous. Continue reading

The phenomenon of a Barbie doll. Do not send a revolutionary to retire?

Our beauty has grown old – this year she turned 50. Still good and slender, still popular, vrazhina. But I would rustle her to retire – our beauty has already done her rotten work, and it’s enough for her to trash all over the world.
And hide your tomatoes – let’s see first … In the pre-war Germany, in general, Puritan, with the advent of the “people’s car”, still little available to the German people, in the front seat the proud owner of the car loved to plant a sort of blond woman doll. Continue reading

Where is the dolls house? In Petrozavodsk!

Yes, yes – the house of dolls is here, in the capital of Karelia. Honestly! Without any deception. This house even has a postal address – La Rochelle Embankment, 13. Well, and if someone is not very well oriented in Petrozavodsk, the main landmark, by which no one arriving in the Karelian capital, – the railway station. Continue reading

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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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…

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Tonner dolls. Have you heard of these?
When I started writing this article, I realized that I would have to collect a lot of information about these dolls, review photos, and I was really afraid of “getting…

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The story of one doll. How to find her for mom?
I want to tell you an amazing story about an old doll, which by chance has become our family heirloom. Photo: Julia Sun, personal archive So, one of the cozy…

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