History of Dolls – From Early to Modern Dolls

In 1700, doll toys began to be made with children’s entertainment in mind. But this time her body was transformed into a certain structure. Special care was also taken in their clothes and jewelry.

Dolls have been in toys in one form or another since ancient times. The first small wooden figures were made in Egypt in 2000 BC. They were called paddle dolls. They were adorned with cloth and clay ornaments and given the form of dolls. These wooden dolls were buried in the Egyptian tomb.

Such figures are also found in Greek and Roman. A special collection of toys was found in Nuremberg (Germany) in the mid 400’s. The dolls were made of white clay. Many of the dolls in this collection reflect modern European women of the time.

The toy industry flourished in the 1600s and 1700s. In 1600, Germany became the center of the toy industry. The dolls of this period had wooden figures depicting various forms of women.

In 1700, doll toys began to be made with children’s entertainment in mind. But this time the dolls’ bodies were transformed into a specific structure. Special care was also taken in their clothes and jewelry.

In 1800, there was a significant change in the development and progress of dolls. This time the dolls were divided into different types. 1) Wooden dolls 2) Cloth dolls 3) Wax dolls 4) Sugar dolls 5) Paper dolls,

From 1860 to 1870, the French industry entered the field of doll making. At the same time, there was fierce competition in the doll industry. If one company started making specific dolls, another company would quickly create different dolls to compete with it.

In 1911, German toymaker Albert Schott made a special kind of doll. It used a smear in the doll’s joints to perform mechanical movements. In 1910, Cathy Cruz made a piece of cloth doll. The children loved to touch her. In 1920, Elva Savini of Italy made dolls out of felt.

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