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).
I have seen similar dolls sell for high prices at auctions ... messed-up hair, discolored spots, broken jewelry, worn paint, damaged clothes, even a missing finger! Do dolls in “played with” condition sell? Can they be repaired? ... Keep the broken jewelry and old doll clothes; accessories add value to a doll, even if they are in worn condition.
L.O.L SurpriseDollsOMGDance Gurl ... These fun dolls don’t just provide hours of entertaining play; they give kids the opportunity to open several surprises, too. These surprises can include clothing, shoes, accessories and even stickers.; this dancing doll reveals even more under a black light.
The event offers unique and hand crafted items, produced by local and regional vendors. From handmade jewelry to specialty lines, from crocheted dolls to custom clothing, MistletoeMarket has a variety of gifts and home decor to fit any taste or style ... to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 ... .
I also want a mermaid doll and a Hello Kitty doll and some scissors ... I would like a baby doll ... I want a huggie wuggie, a horse, and baby doll ... I would also like some clothes and shoes ... I want clothes ... I would also like a Draculaura doll and a Clawdeen Wolf doll ... Baby doll clothes, Toy Grinch, Remote ControlRazor, Princess dress up set.
25 Years Ago, November 19, 1997... H ... Boyd Stewart, Weston ... On December 2, in the Second ward meetinghouse there will be held a bazaar, where you can get clothing for women and children. Luncheon sets, quilts, fancy work, dolls and many suitable Christmas gifts, will be on sale, besides popcorn balls, candy and hot luncheon and other good things to eat.
The event, presented by Pebble CreekVintageThrift, will include, wine, cheese, crackers, cider, toys, furniture, clothes, decorations and gifts ... Over 50 vendors will be selling a variety of goods, including craft items, home décor, doll clothes, candles, soaps, lotions, food and T-shirts.
On the main level, visit The Doll Boutique with handmade doll clothing, the Pet Corner with gifts for your pet, the Sweet Shoppe with homemade candy and baked goods, Plants & Greens, Collectibles, The Country Store, Handcrafts & Decorations, and Religious Items.
A 9-month-old girl wants 12-month clothes for winter, light-up noisy toys and a plush girly blanket ... His 5-year-old brother would like Slime/art items (anything crafty), clothes (size 8-10 or boy’s medium), shoes (size 1) and action figures/dolls (Avengers) ... A 2-year-old girl would like winter clothes (size 4T0, baby dolls and Barbies and a big ball.
A delight for the senses awaits visitors to the Silver BellsCraft and Vendor Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m ... Those attending include ... handmade 18” doll clothes, table runners, quilted runners, purses, plates, other sewn items; Tonya Gerbracht. LuLaRoe clothing; Badlands Clothing Company. men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and giftware; DaphneJohnson ... .
... real estate transfers North Bend event offers free, gently used clothing, toys decorations Woman, 89, realizes dream come true of meeting Luke Combs Nebraska deer season ... The series ran for eight seasons and inspired various merchandise items, such as games, dolls, and clothing.
She became hooked on doll making. Her friend didn’t enjoy making and painting the dolls like Maines did, but did like sewing the clothing. Soon, they had a partnership where Maines created the porcelain dolls of all sizes, painted them, filled their cloth bodies with pellets and put them together while her friend made the clothing.
Late-bloomer Seo Yoon-nam holds 10th exhibition with clothes for BTS dolls ... At the age of 89, however, Seo spends hours knitting clothes for dolls ... She made clothes for her family and friends ... She has been knitting clothes for dolls, mostly Mattel's Barbie dolls. To date, she has made over 1,000 pieces of clothing for dolls.