What is the meaning of a Matryoshka? (Part 2)

It is not natural for a Matryoshka doll to become a witness to history, a symbol of tourism and culture for a large Russia country.

It is because, inside those little dolls, there are many layers of profound meaning that people and traditional craftsmen of the country of Aries have attached. Now let’s learn about some of the meanings of this beautiful doll.

Meaning of family

We can see the traditional Matryoshka dolls in Russia, always depicting lovely girls with traditional costumes. This is the meaning of praising women, mothers who have always sacrificed themselves for their families, take care of their homes, and children, as a solid support and support for the men in the distant frontlines. peace protection of the country.

In addition, we can also see that the image of large and small dolls interlocking in the order is to talk about the image of a mother giving birth to her children and the children giving birth to their children, just like life. continue to create a strong collective in the community.

The dolls in a set follow the same design theme to refer to the bloodline, the inheritance from the predecessor in the family. From here, we can see the importance of family in Russian culture and uphold the mother’s role in building a family, maintaining the race, always protecting and protecting her children.

The meaning of the relationship in life

Have we ever wondered why the doll in the end is always simple and less decorated, and even the worst? Not only is it too small to be decorated, but the larger ones have more area to embellish, but in those crude lines all have a special meaning of their own.

A Matryoshka doll is like layers of cover of a human’s personality. The outer layer is the most perfect, flashy, the inner layers will gradually lessen the showy look and in the end, it is extremely simple.

Like human psychology, they always show out all their strengths and perfectly beautiful sides. But deep inside they still have flaws, fears, secret things that don’t dare to show.

Or can say this is like a human body. The outer layers are skin, bones, flesh, the ultimate doll is the human heart – the fragile, frail and most in need of protection.

From here we can learn a lesson about relationship in life that is in a relationship. We only see a part of the true personality of a person, no one will naturally show us his true personality if they do not trust us.

So, we have to be patient, take time to learn, give them belief, that way we really understand each other. Always treasure them and don’t hurt them, this will make the new relationship lasting and lasting. What is a Matryoshka? This is a type of doll symbolizing the country of Russia with extremely profound layers expressing the unique cultural and historical traditions of the Russian people from up to now. So, until now this is still a unique symbol to attract tourists in Russia.

What is a Russian Matryoshka?

Referring to the cultural symbol of Russia, in addition to the enchanting Kharavoto “national dance” dance or great works such as Red Square, Basil Shrine, people often mention Matryoshka dolls.

So what is a Russian Matryoshka? Why is it considered a meaningful symbol, symbolizing the culture of people and the beautiful Union country? To find out, please read this article!

Matryoshka Doll (Russian: матрёшка) is also commonly known as Russian Doll or Babushka Doll. In addition, they also have other names such as Nested Dolls, Nesting Dolls, etc. depending on the culture and calling of each region.

What is the meaning of the name of Russian Matryoshka? In Russian, the word “matryoshka” (матрёшка) is an informal term for “Matryona” (Матрёна). This is a proper Russian name for women.

The first wooden dolls were completed by the artist Vasily Petrovich Zvyozdochkin, consisting of 8 children. Each animal has its own image, has different meanings, not the same theme or decoration as the popular dolls today.

Description of a Matryoshka Set

Matryoshka dolls are usually made from aromatic and moisture-resistant woods such as birch wood, poplar wood, sparkling wood. This type of doll is made in a set of wooden dolls from large to small. The smallest doll will be contained in the lap of the doll slightly larger, so in turn until the largest one will contain all the remaining dolls in the set. The number of dolls in a set is usually odd numbers like 5,7,9,11.

Traditionally, a set consists of at least 5 children. In terms of design, a set of dolls will be drawn according to a certain unified theme. There are usually two types of dolls that are painted with girls from childhood to old age or will be a set where the drawings are all girls.

Regardless of the design, most dolls are painted with traditional Russian costumes and beautifully decorated. The doll shape is usually like a vase with a slightly rounded head and an oblong body; Very few protrusions – for example, dolls have no arms, and often artists often do not draw arm shapes on the surface of the doll.

Top 5 cutest and most beautiful doll toys (Part 2)

Licca dolls

Licca-chan, full name Licca Kayama is one of the most popular dressing changing dolls in Japan, introduced on July 4, 1967, which resembles a series of Barbie dolls in the United States. The body of this doll tends to be Japanese-style.

Licca dolls are very lovely fashion dolls of Takara Tomy firm (Japan). Unlike American Barbie dolls, who are known for their “hot” body shape, Licca dolls are world famous for their pure Asian face beauty, with wide, hairy eyes. long lashes, fine lips and delicate features. Licca babies are also made of high quality rubber, so they can flex the joints or look very soft and real.

Some Licca doll products are applied advanced technology, which helps the baby to curl or color hair simply by heat, without using chemicals, so it is very safe for babies. The Bup be Licca hairdressing dolls or hair color change dolls are also the most popular ones.

Licca products include lovely doll characters for girls accompanied by a diverse operating environment such as homes, utensils, fashion costumes for dolls, … creating sentences. wonderful story for a world in which everything is fine.

Elsa / Anna dolls

Elsa is the main character in the animated film Frozen. She is the queen of the beautiful Arendelle kingdom, carrying a calm, discreet, elegant and regal manner. But ever since her icy power almost harmed Anna, the queen Elsa led to becoming cold and decided to stay away from everyone. But in the end, thanks to Anna’s sincere and intense love for her sister, Elsa gained control of her power and returned to being the queen of Arendelle.

Design images of frozen Elsa with beautiful blonde hair. Elsa Doll is dressed in a beautiful blue princess dress that will make her love to explore. 30cm tall doll is quite compact, convenient for children to play with when going away, traveling.

Anna is the younger sister of Elsa and the second princess of the beautiful Arendelle kingdom. After Elsa accidentally submerged the Arendelle kingdom in the winter, Anna was determined to bring Elsa back to Arendelle, end the winter and heal the affection of the two sisters. And Anna decided to sacrifice herself, accepted to be petrified to save Elsa’s sister, it was this sacrifice that helped Elsa awaken and save Anna’s life.

Image design Anna, the beautiful princess and the sister of Elsa’s ice queen. Anna has long brown hair tied in a braid. Accompanied by a beautiful prom dress that makes the doll shine and be more beautiful.

These are the two characters that are extremely popular with girls and look forward to having such a cute doll to be friends with.

Your baby can learn the story of Elsa / Anna and play a close friend to discover fascinating details of the story with her. Thereby, the baby will promote imagination and creativity. Babies can also share dolls with sad and happy stories in daily life to always be happy and love life more.

Top 5 cutest and most beautiful doll toys (Part 1)

Girls are often fascinated by the cute looks of toys such as stuffed animals, kitchen toys but most especially, she is a beautiful, cute doll. So buying a doll is the first choice of mothers for their little princess.

Doll is not only a favorite toy of children but it has a great effect in stimulating vision, aesthetics and also the most effective educational tool for girls.

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Great benefits for babies playing dolls

• A companion for dreams: Dolls will confide and share with the baby in the first years of life. Children will easily evoke their own small dreams and desires, which is the basis for fulfilling their dreams later.

• Nurture your baby’s feelings: the affection and care of your baby will help them learn how to care, share, give in and love people and everything.

• Building personality: There is no more effective way to close the baby’s personality from an early age with dolls, from how to behave, how to play, how to prepare, how to handle situations when playing dolls … moms will easily recognize the shortcomings of the baby to constantly train, shape and shape the future personality of the baby

• Enhance communication: Most babies are shy, timid, afraid to communicate with people, so dolls will be the place to help improve this ability when confidence and bravery have been trained. Many times when playing dolls.

So where are the cute doll toys, cute girls are most popular today?

Barbie doll

Barbie is a fashion doll, produced by America’s Mattel Corporation. The product was first displayed on March 9, 1959 at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Since then, Barbie has become a best-selling toy in history and breaks the notion that “dolls are for girls only”.

Barbie is also representing the doll brand and Mattel’s accompanying product as family members and collectible dolls. For more than 50 years, Barbie has been an important component of the fashion doll market, and has been the subject of countless debates and litigations concerning the reproduction of models, brands and even the life of Barbie. .

Barbie has had a significant influence on social values ​​through the transmission of female independence and with many accessories, an ideal high-end lifestyle that can be seen in friends.

Barbie has enriched the world toy business through the introduction of additional related products (accessories, clothes, friends of Barbie …).

Japanese make big dolls like real to reduce loneliness

A woman made dolls like her relatives and neighbours have died and now the doll is 10 times more than the residents in the village.

The photos were taken by photographer Trevor Mogg, 49 (English) recently when travelling through the village of Nagora, east of Shikoku (Japan).

Nagoro Village currently has 37 elderly people. During his tour, photographer Trevor Mogg saw about 150 dolls, out of at least 350 scattered in the village.

They were everywhere she sees, including the bus stop, in front of the house, on the road, in public areas, fields, parking lots, as if they were engaged in all life activities, Trevor told The Sun.

Những con búp bê ở khắp mọi nơi trong làng. Ảnh: Trevor Mogg.

The dolls were created by 65-year-old Tsukimi Ayano, one of the youngest residents of Nagoro village. In 2000, she left Osaka to take care of her father. Seeing that the place was too dull and lonely, Tsukimi began making dolls in an optimistic effort to help the “crowded” population.

“The village didn’t have a young man, meaning the local school was closed six years ago because there were no children”, the photographer Trevor added.

Một con búp bê cô đơn tựa cột. Ảnh: Trevor Mogg.

The replacement dolls in Nagoro village are miniature models of Japanese society with a serious decline in fertility. Japan’s population has gradually decreased, currently about 127 million. It is estimated that this number will be reduced to less than 100 million in the next 35 years.

Cities in Japan have implemented policies to encourage fertility, as well as to attract young people. Recently, the Japanese Prime Minister issued a policy to open 340,000 workers in the next 5 years to this country, in order to cope with the shortage of manpower. Rethink Tokyo also statistics that in 2013, there were 8.2 million abandoned houses in the whole of Japan and many prefectures were giving free houses to people.

The legal battle between dolls and rebel dolls

The legal dispute between the two world famous doll brands involves designers working for both firms.

Barbie is the name and brand of a famous doll announced by Mattel toy corporation in 1959. After Barbie “dominated” the toy market for 42 years, the Bratz dolls line of entertainment group MGA is born.

First appearing on screen in 2001 with a big head, thin body, thick lips, tight shirt and hippi-style jeans, Bratz dolls blew a breath of fresh air into the market for children’s toys. By 2006, Bratz dolls accounted for 40% of the doll market.

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In April 2005, MGA sued Mattel for stealing the “big head, thin body” of Bratz to design a version of My Scene in the Barbie series. Mattel countered by accusing artist Carter Bryant, who designed the dolls for MGA, that he built the idea of ​​a Bratz doll while still working for Mattel. Bryant worked for Mattel in two phases – September 1995 to April 1998 and January 1999 to October 2000. Bryant’s employment contract specifies every Bryant design to be Mattel’s property.

It was not until 2008 that the court heard the case between the two firms. Mattel accused MGA of manipulating Bryant while he was still working for Mattel. MGA’s lawyer said that Bryant created Bratz outside working hours so the labor result belongs to him.

In a July 2008 ruling, the court ordered MGA to pay Mattel $ 100 million because the first generation of Bratz dolls – including four samples of Cloe, Jade, Sasha and Yasmin – were born while Bryant was still working for Mattel. In December 2008, the court forced MGA to stop manufacturing and selling Bratz dolls.

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MGA appealed and in the appeal court, one judge concluded that Mattel could only claim ownership of the first four Bratz dolls and the next two models, not the whole sample MGA produced.

However, MGA later sued Mattel for stealing trade secrets related to Bratz dolls. In July 2010, the US District 9 Court of Appeals declared that MGA had the right to sell Bratz. On April 21, 2011, the court declared that Mattel stole 26 trade secrets of MGA, so the company had to pay MGA 3.4 million USD, making Mattel total compensation of 88.5 million USD. In addition, Mattel also had to pay the cost of up to 170 million USD.

Making Paper Dolls With Your Kids

 

Kids nowadays seem to be missing out on a “real” childhood. When we were children, we used to play hide and seek, tag, red-light green-light, or some arts and crafts project. Kids now are so absorbed with experiencing the latest technology and rather contact with friends on social media than meet face to face. What attracts them is the “We have free Wifi” at restaurants or public places and you can barely grasp their attention to have a family dinner. There is also less appreciation for homemade gifts or board games than before. Everything is offered by apps and available in the palm of your hands. How can we drive children’s interests to the simpler things instead of owning their own electronic device? Try doing something active and creative with them.

How to Make Paper Dolls

Making paper dolls with your kids is a fun project! Whether you are having a play date or sleepover or are spending quality time, it is a great activity to take part in with your kids. Encourage them to make some paper dolls and tell them an identity or background stories. This activity is also inexpensive because you can use paper in your house. By this way, you will no longer have to spend a lot of money on Barbie and friends, Barbie Glam convertibles, and Barbie dream house.  Moreover, playing with paper dolls give your children the opportunity to progress their motor skills and bring out their imaginative side. Studies show that making kindergartners and special needs kids cut out paper dolls is an effective occupational therapy practice.

Barbie vs. Paper dolls

I’m sure there is not much excitement in buying a paper doll from Barbie while paper dolls can help kids be able to create a true representation of what people look like. We parents can help them understand the realistic standards of beauty instead of being misled by Barbie dolls and the media. For many years, people have been angry at Barbie for not creating dolls with practical proportions. Unluckily, young girls playing with Barbie dolls are inspired by their beauty and try to emulate them when they grow older. So, encouraging your kids to make their own dolls and make replicas of themselves to solve these misconceptions.

How to Make Synthetic Doll Hair (part 2)

Step 4. Press a sewing needle to the glue.

Place a sewing needle along the glue line you have just applied before the tacky glue gets dried. It helps to pinch the synthetic hair together under the needle. You should pinch the hair as close to the needle as possible. This process helps to force the glue to seep through the hair and glues all the strands of hair together at the center. Keep the needle there until the glue dries.

  • Once again, because this may be difficult to do on your own while you have to hold the hair in one hand, and the needle in the other, you should ask a friend for help.

Step 5. Remove the sewing needle.

When the glue is dry, remove the needle carefully by sliding it out from the hair bundle. After having removed the needle, you can flip the hair over. You should have two distinctive halves of hair with a dip in the center where the needle has been.

  • As with the previous steps, you can ask a friend for help with this one. It is helpful and easier for you to do if you have a friend hold the hair in the right place while you slide the needle out.

Step 6. Glue the hair to the doll’s head.

Use hot glue for fabric dolls and tacky glue for plastic dolls. Don’t use too much glue because it may seep through the hair, creating knots in the hair. Apply a thin glue line to the center of the doll’s head. Press the hair’s center strip to this glue line and keep it pressed there till the glue dries.

Lift up one side of the hair at this part and apply a thin glue line, spreading it around the side of the head. Just use a tiny bit of glue. Repeat this method on the other side of the doll’s hair.

Press all the hair down so that the glue can bond to it.

Step 7. Style your doll hair.

Style your doll’s hair however you want. You can braid it, curl it, cut it shorter, or put it in a ponytail.

How to Make Synthetic Doll Hair (part 1)

Step 1. Remove the synthetic hair from the bag. This may be difficult because the synthetic hair is fine and sometimes tangled or bunched up when being packaged. Remove the small bunches of hair slowly at a time, smooth them out when you go, and remove any fuzzy bits.

  • You should use your fingers periodically, or even a doll comb, to comb through the tangled bits of the synthetic hair because it can get tangled easily.
  • Keep removing each small hair bunches and smooth them out until you have a long line of hair.

Step 2. Cut the synthetic hair to the length you desire. When you have removed and sorted the synthetic hair, you can cut the hair to the length that is appropriate for your doll. Cut it to the length that you desire. Because the hair will drape over the head of your doll, you should cut the hair to double the length of the doll’s hair that you want.

  • Synthetic hair may be difficult to cut because it’s usually unwieldy to handle. Therefore, you should dampen the hair to make it stay together more, helping you better judge where to cut.

Step 3. Apply glue to the center of the hair of your doll. Tightly wrap the hair strands around your pointer and middle finger. You should wrap the hair so that the hair’s midpoint is resting on your index finger. Then vertically apply a thin layer of tacky glue across the center of the strands. You should cover as many strands as you can.

  • If you have to struggle to move the glue in a straight line, ask somebody else to do this part for you. It may be hard for you to hold the doll’s hair with one hand and maneuver the tacky glue with the other.

 

How to Make Yarn Doll Hair (part 3)

Step 7. Repeat this process with less yarn. You need to redo this process one more time. But you should stop winding the yarn after having moved about 1 – 2 inch across the DVD case.

Then, if you have any trouble keeping the yarn in place with your fingers, secure the end of the yarn by using a piece of scotch tape.

Remember to wind the yarn around the case, use tape to secure the smooth edges, and cut the yarn by tucking a pair of scissors under the notch in the DVD case.

When you’ve finished, secure the strands with tissue paper and sew down.

Step 8. Glue the larger piece of doll’s hair to your doll’s head. Grab the larger piece of your sewn bunch of yarn hair. Remember that it has a part which runs roughly 3 – 3.5 inches in length. Prepare your hot glue gun. When the glue is hot enough, put a line of glue down on the seam you have just made and then press it to the head’s top center of your doll. Hold it until the glue gets dried. After that, you can flip over the hair and enjoy your finished doll hair.

If glue cannot hold the hair in the exact place you want and if your doll is fabric, you can sew the hair directly to the doll’s head. Then take an extra piece of yarn and backstitch the hair to the top of the head of your doll by using a long needle. It is more helpful to go over the seam twice.

If you’re making yarn hair for a plastic doll, you may want to use tacky glue instead of hot glue. However, remember that synthetic hair seems to look better on plastic dolls.

Step 9. Add a side part with the smaller strand. Take your smaller strand of hair with the part running 1 – 2 inches in length. Repeat the same process with the larger part. However, slightly place the part to the right or left of the center of your doll’s scalp to create a side part as well as to add some layers to the hair of your doll.

Step 10. Style your doll hair. You can braid the hair, paint the hair, cut the hair, make a ponytail, or do anything else you want. You can just leave it how it is if you don’t want to style it.