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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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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Who are Kurhn?
Once in a stationery shop, passing by a small shelf with toys, I accidentally noticed a surprisingly beautiful little doll in the bright box out of the corner of my…

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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 does a business madam sign up for courses on making paper-dolls? Or suddenly he begins to put in order shabby and eyeless pups, spend a lot of money on porcelain young ladies and old teddy bears … Continue reading

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. After all, little girls and boys are perhaps the most massive target audience in the world, and if a beloved child asks for a doll, not every parent has the hardness to say no! 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…

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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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Where is the dolls house? In Petrozavodsk!
Yes, yes - the house of dolls is here, in the capital of Karelia. Honestly! Without any deception. This house even has a postal address - La Rochelle Embankment, 13.…

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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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