How did Mattel protect the honor of Barbie dolls?
Who would have thought that the obsessive pop song “Barbie Girl” of the Danish-Norwegian group AQUA could cause a loud trial with the producers of the most famous doll in…

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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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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…

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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 in practice that all the best should belong to children, Nikolai Dmitrievich Bartram. By this time he was already a famous artist, a historian of arts and crafts, the author of several books. 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

When was the Barbie doll born?
Women born in 1959 are still charming and even sexy. But, unfortunately, not at all young. What can you do, you will not argue with time. Only one woman born…

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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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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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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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