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…

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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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Do modern children play paper dolls?
One day, buying something at the newsstand, I noticed a bright envelope with a doll painted on it and the inscription “Marina”. Memories from childhood immediately surfaced in my head…

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Where did the matryoshka come from?

Many consider this wooden toy, which is at the same time a subject, and sometimes a piece of folk art, exclusively Russian.
Among those who were interested in the history of the appearance of nesting dolls, there is a widespread version that their production was started in the 1890s, after the figure of the sage Fukurum was brought to the “Child education” workshop founded by the philanthropist Savva Mamontov. Continue reading

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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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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How to give a new life to a damaged doll?
The daughter entrusted her favorite doll to her younger sister or decided to play stylist-makeup artist herself, and now she is crying over a cropped toy painted by a felt-tip…

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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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