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).
It’shome to 500 vendors presenting antiques, furnishings, home accessories, toys, art, clothing, jewelry and other ...Offerings include antique objects and furniture, vintage dolls and trains, arts, clothes, jewelry, crystal ware, woodworking, home décor, collectibles, and more.
What’s amazing about American Girl dolls is how historically relevant they are ... Sunday’s “Rebecca Day” is the museum’s first-ever event dedicated to a doll ... Each of the dolls in the series comes with period clothing and accessories to flesh out her life story, as well as a set of books that describes the year in their lives when they turn 10.
The Six and Twenty Club met at the First Christian Church on Friday, Nov. 11 ... In 1996, she presented a fun history of the American GirlCompany, and brought dolls and books and furniture depicting Felicity’s life in 1774 ... Each doll has clothing and books telling girls about their adventures during an historical period in our nation’s history ... ....
On the wish list are books, bikes, scooters, balls, board games, toy cars, dolls, stuffed animals and child development toys as well boys’ clothing ...The Coral Springs Police Department is need of new sports items, action figures, Legos, dolls, Play-Doh, toy cars and board games for its annual toy drive through Dec.
BewareSanta’s elves and toy makers everywhere. This year 90% of parents want to give their children experiences rather than traditional toys for the holidays ... And now that’s what they do ... Same thing with children’s clothing, which can always be passed down from one child to another, as well as favorite toys such as American Girl dolls and Legos ... Sen ... .
We are in full swing for the holidays ... What ... When ... The craft fair will feature over 175 talented artisans offering unique wood crafts, acrylic and pottery items, candles, paintings, bird houses, primitive decor, mugs, tote bags, snowmen, wind chimes, kids' items, doll clothes, jewelry, and food, as well as sewn, knitted, and crocheted items and more.
Thursday, November 30, 2023. HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW. At the Hart-Cluett Museum, noon-5pm ... $10 ... 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.
Over the next two weeks, the Tallahassee Democrat is partnering with Catholic Charities on the ChristmasConnection to spotlight local families who need help this Christmas. Donations will be taken Nov. 26-Dec. 17. Here's how you can help. CASE # 118 ...Hand mixer ... Tablet, art supplies for drawing, multi-ethnic barbie doll or baby doll with clothes, books.
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A fun way to get into the holiday spirit starts in a few days. an Advent calendar. This surprise-filled calendar is a way of marking off the days leading up to Christmas... In 2023, Advent starts Dec. 3 and ends Dec. 24 ... Price. $47.22 ... Price ... This calendar includes a Barbie doll, fashion gifts , an article of day-to-night clothing and trendy accessories ... $53.
WHO. Jackie, a young mother with two children, Julie and John. AGENCY. Thames RiverFamilyProgram. THEIR SITUATION ... WHAT TO DONATE. John likes Ninja Turtles, RyanWorld and sensory items, and wears clothing size 5/6 and shoe size 13-1. Julie likes dolls, baby alive and cooking sets, and wears clothing size 24 months and shoe size 5-6 ... TO DONATE ... Close ... 200.
Col. Ned Edward Felder was serving in Vietnam when he was surprised by a care package from a stranger ... So, she wrote back ... He sent her a book about Vietnam, a doll in a silk tunic, and a Christmas card with a soldier silhouetted against the night sky, looking up at a bright star overhead ... Col ... She made clothes for her dolls, and joined the school band ... .