Why did our ancestors kept ... dolls behind the stove?
In ancient times, our ancestors had a cherished custom: to keep 12 dolls suspended from a string on the stove - “twists” (or “stolushkahs”), made by all means by members…

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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 -…

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What is fascinating porcelain dolls Marina Bychkova?
From time immemorial, girls were amused by dolls. They were made of grass, straw, fur, bone, wood, clay and other natural materials. The first dolls were rather primitive, but they…

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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

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 hands of Bratz hooligans, and dolls have already appeared on store shelves, in comparison with which Barbie and even Bratz look like innocent pups. Continue reading

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 our children play?
I remember a few years ago I came across an interesting article that the first meaningfully selected toys by a child as favorite (i.e., not those that are used to…

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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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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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