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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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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Revived dolls. What do Japanese lolita look like?
The Lolita style originated in Japan many years ago. The attractive and incredibly beautiful image of a porcelain doll came to taste to many. So who are they - these…

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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 evenings, my mother and I, talking about everything, looked at photos of various dolls. Mom suddenly became sad and, with the words “Eh, my doll …”, began to gather home. Continue reading

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 various quality.
For forty years and even more, Armand Marseille’s products have been sold all over the world, designed for a different circle of customers, taking into account the price category. Continue reading

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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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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Puppet Theatre. When and where was he born?
Puppet Theater has survived millennia, dozens of historical structures. The first mention of puppet art associated with the festivities in Egypt. Women went from village to village with songs. 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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