What do adults play?
The choice of profession, and even more so a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and…

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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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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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“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, doll houses and everything connected with it. I already wrote about how adults play dolls. Now I want to talk about this in more detail. Fans of “life in miniature” are divided into two categories. Continue reading

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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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…

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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 doll charm?
For a long time, our ancestors made charms of wood, bone, clay, cloth and other materials. Having such charms, people felt more secure and more confident. Charm Dolls Day and…

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