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).
“What you’re seeing today is a lot of hands-on activities for the kids, making corn husk dolls, making yarn, spinning cloth from cotton, some metal work we’re really excited ... “Literally, a woman had to be continually working on spinning the wool, or any fiber, in order to make enough thread to keep their family clothes.
Donations will also be accepted at the advocacy center on Jefferson Street... On the group’s Facebook page, ChildWatch has a list of suggested donations including toys, bath toys, dolls, card games, puzzlers, makeup, hygiene products, sports balls, books and clothes that can appeal to a wide range of children ... .
Virginia Annable. Three doors down and across the road from Mary Nalley’s home, a pile of trash has grown and grown. In front of and next to her neighbor’s house, dozens of bags of waste pile up ... The lawn is covered in debris including clothes, wrappers, plastic containers and toys — such as a worn-down stuffed Elmo doll ... Support Local Journalism ... .
To make these virtual reunions a little more special, why not take the opportunity to glam up with your friends and family? For dazzling Zoom photoshoots, get dressed in fancy clothes and doll yourself up with the best beauty products—it’s the holidays, after all ...Skin prep must-haves ... Photo-ready makeup essentials ... Products for shiny, glossy hair.
Loyalty and chemistry are major currents in Bruce Springsteen’s music, and they’re reflected by the instrument that’s been by his side since the early 70s ... READ MORE. The Beatles’ 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked ... According to Petillo, the space dates to the Payola era ... 20 ... 19 ... 18 ... 17 ... 16 ... It’s a killer single album dolled up in clothes one size too big ... .
MUCH has been done at the feet of political campaigns ... But fitting it to the candidate is the challenge ... who is authentic? ... the likability test ... Cory Aquino, Fidel V ... And you see that with the change of color came the change of the overall packaging — all made up, hair brought up and even the clothes were dolled up like some Barbie doll remake ... .
VintageBarbie dolls, clothing, accessories from the 1960s... What my parents bought their little boy was a GI Joe astronaut doll ... My childhood dolls were from the Mod era and I remember standing in the store thinking how cheaply they were being made, compared to my best friend's dolls and clothes, which were handed down by her older sister.
When Ken attended college in the early '60s, Dawn ran the household, sewing the children’s clothes, cooking dinner and helping Ken with his homework assignments whenever she could ... In addition to making her children’s clothes, she’d also create little outfits for their dolls.
JONESBOROUGH — The Doll & BearShow will take place Oct ... More than a dozen vendors are scheduled to be at the show, offering hundreds of dolls and accessories of all shapes, sizes and genres ... doll houses and clothing, tea sets, cookware, laundry sets, building blocks and more.
But despite the hundreds of pieces of clothing Ragsdale and other Sewings for Missions members have had a part in, that one dress stood out ... They then moved on to dolls for Operation Christmas Child. They’ve focused on clothes for the past two years with a year emphasizing pillowcase dresses made from scratch.
Whistle Stop Crafts is holding a one-stop sale that is going to bring you some early Christmas cheer to last throughout the holidays. . “We are looking forward to being able to run this year,” says business owner Kimber Bader. ... Also, ornaments, doll clothes, home décor and more. ... 22 from 2-9 p.m. and Oct ... ... .
In the foyer of a newish, 10-story building in Rudaki, a suburb of Dushanbe, it’s hard to tell which of the girls holding a tea party for their dolls are Afghan and which are Tajik. The children speak the same language and wear similar clothes. They go to the same school. The key difference... There have long been Afghans in Tajikistan ... .