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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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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Vintage dolls
By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everything that was once manufactured piece by the hands of a master craftsman was put on stream. No exception and children's toys.…

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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 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 the name says, were filled with fragrant herbs. If such a doll is wrinkled in hands or simply moved, a healing herbal scent will spread around the house. 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 godmother is an American, Ruth Handler. She recalls that the creation of this toy was inspired by her own daughter Barbara, who loved to play with dolls in adult life.

Ruth called the goddaughter the name of her daughter – Barbie. A bit of history For a long time, the appearance of the doll has undergone significant changes. Continue reading

How to keep the doll in perfect condition?
Having bought a new doll, we want to keep it safe and sound as long as possible. It does not matter if we bought it for ourselves - into 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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What does a Japanese nesting doll look like?
Little is known about how the Japanese wooden doll Kokeshi appeared. Some researchers believe that these pupae arose from religious practice and were designed to contain the spiritual essence of…

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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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