A doll is a model of a human being, often used as a toy for children. Dolls have traditionally been used in magic and religious rituals throughout the world, and traditional dolls made of materials such as clay and wood are found in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. The earliest documented dolls go back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. The use of dolls as toys was documented in Greece around 100AD. They have been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as elaborate art. Modern doll manufacturing has its roots in Germany, going back to the 15th century. With industrialization and new materials such as porcelain and plastic, dolls were increasingly mass-produced. During the 20th century dolls became increasingly popular as collectibles.
History, types and materials
Early history and traditional dolls
The earliest dolls were made from available materials such as clay, stone, wood, bone, ivory, leather, wax, etc. Archaeological evidence places dolls as foremost candidate for oldest known toy. Wooden paddle dolls have been found in Egyptian tombs dating to as early as 21st century BC. Dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing date back to at least 200BC. Greek dolls were made of clay and articulated at the hips and shoulders. There are stories from ancient Greece around 100AD that show that dolls were used by little girls as playthings. In Rome dolls were made of clay, wood or ivory. Dolls have been found in the graves of Roman children. Like children today, the younger members of Roman civilization would have dressed their dolls according to the latest fashions. When Greek and Roman girls got married they would dedicate their doll to a goddess.Rag dolls are traditionally home-made from spare scraps of cloth material. Roman rag dolls have been found dating back to 300BC.
Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s, and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in North America. Major American ballet companies generate around 40 percent of their annual ticket revenues from performances of The Nutcracker.
Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions, in particular the pieces featured in the suite. Among other things, the score is noted for its use of the celesta, an instrument that the composer had already employed in his much lesser known symphonic balladThe Voyevoda.
Sayaka Kanda(神田 沙也加,Kanda Sayaka, born October 1, 1986) is a Japanese actress and singer. She is the only child of pop singer Seiko Matsuda and actor Masaki Kanda. Her paternal grandmother is former actress Teruko Asahi.
Kanda was born in Setagaya, Tokyo. In 1999, while a student at a Japanese school in Los Angeles, she appeared in Bean Cake, a short film which won the Palme d'Or du court métrage at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. She has been quite active as an actress on movies and mostly on stage since her debut. She also has written some lyrics for her mother Seiko Matsuda's songs.
In July 2012 she debuted as a voice actress on TV animation Good Luck Girl!, which led her to be cast as Anna in Japanese version of Frozen.
In April 2014, she formed a duo called TRUSTRICK with a guitarist Billy. They released debut album "Eternity" on June 25.
Sayaka Kanda appeared as a special guest in the Alan Symphony Concert from December 20, 2014 alongside Tibetan Chinese diva Alan Dawa Dolma, and together, they sang a music piece originally performed by Alan titled "風の手紙"/"Kaze no Tegami" (Letter in the Wind).
That said, it’s also important to consider how the room can be adapted over time, Soto said ... (Photo credit ... Even their stuff has stuff (some American Girl dolls need their own closets). For all parents who have stepped on a Lego piece or tripped over clothes, shoes and books, some kind of storage system to keep stuff out from underfoot is imperative ... .
Yes, you can buy a doll of Rey, but it's designed to look like something that was made by a local artisan, not a toy store. You can also buy clothing that looks like the sort of thing they wear on Batuu, because what else would they sell? You'll also find a pair of shops, each one ...
“I worked 45 years at the hospital here in (Concordia)," Stoeber said ... Other popular designs she has made were baskets with baby dolls with a full wardrobe of crocheted clothes, various species of dinosaurs, and a crocheted "Baby Yoda," from the popular Disney+ TV show "The Mandalorian."Crocheting Baby Yoda to help others ... A career of nursing.
Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Starring. Tilda Swinton. 15 cert, 30 min ... We do not learn the woman’s name nor so much as glimpse her other half ... With her dainty ornaments and clothes, Swinton increasingly strikes you as a doll trapped in her little house, steeling herself to break free, Toy Story-style, and strike out for infinity and beyond ... Related Topics ... .
Early on in the pandemic, clothing and accessory designers pivoted to mask making as demand for face coverings reached a fever pitch ... cloth and single-use masks ... DIY makers have turned old cloth masks into all sorts of things, including chin rests for violins and doll clothes.
As the crew strolled through swanky Sag Harbor, Ruelas — dressed sharply in a blue suit jacket and slacks — held onto three stuffed bags from the high-end clothing store FlyingPointSurf Boutique. Teresa was dolled up beside her man wearing black leather pants, a blazer and ...
A photo provided by Poramit Thantapalit, an artist in New Jersey, shows Thantapalit's "Masked Arts," April 2020, a site-specific recycled art installation made with discarded clothing and cyanotypes ...DIY makers have turned old cloth masks into all sorts of things, including chin rests for violins and doll clothes.
To those of you who are suffering with chronic pain and showing up to your life, day in and day out as best as you can, today I want to say “I see you.” ... Hopeful enough to realize that maybe it’s time to share it here ... They want to climb in the bed or get help with doll clothes or need a drink or to tell us how her sister wronged her ... .
Basia paints a new doll, in Olesnica, Poland... Most of the dolls are made of vinyl, though the more realistic ones are made from silicone. Human hair is used for eyelashes, and completed dolls are sometimes perfumed with a ‘new baby’ smell ... dolls come with ‘adoption’ or ‘birth’ certificates.
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On Tuesday, Williams posted an Instagram photo with the 3-year-old and her Qai Qai doll, with the trio all clad in custom pink Nike one-piece swimsuits ... The tennis great even sells the doll on Amazon for $28.93 — custom coordinating clothes sold separately.
RELATED. 'Rugrats' Reboot Adds 'Veep' and ‘The Good Place’ Stars to VoiceCast... Though it may take some time to get used to the new visual style, and the character faces do look like empty dolls, the design of the hairs and textures on the clothes and other background elements look surprisingly well ... Even the cast (well, the babies anyway) are back.
I wanted to buy new clothes. Outside clothes. Clothes in which I would be perceived, by others. Clothes to wear to a party ...Maybe that’s why I’ve always liked clothes so much, and why in the past year getting dolled up at home hasn’t felt like a reasonable way to scratch my fashion itch.