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We are delighted to present you The Amazing Dolls Collections by some of the most famous doll artists. It is our pleasure to represent you with hundred types of collectible dolls from the experts, their artworks all over the world. We are dedicated to bring you quality information about dolls by fine artists...
 
A doll is a child's toy that represents a baby or other human being, but includes likenesses of animals and imaginary creatures. Dolls have been around since the dawn of human civilization, and have been fashioned from a vast array of materials, ranging from stone, clay, wood, bone, cloth and paper, to porcelain, china, rubber and plastic. 
While dolls have traditionally been toys for children, they are also collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value. In ancient times, dolls were used as representations of a deity, and played a central role in religious ceremonies and rituals. Lifelike or anatomically correct dolls are used by health professionals, medical schools and social workers to train doctors and nurses in various health procedures or investigate cases of sexual abuse of children. Artists sometimes use jointed wooden mannequins in drawing the human figure. Action figures representing superheroes and their predecessors, action dolls, are particularly popular among boys. Baby dolls, paper dolls, talking dolls, fashion dolls - the list is almost endless.

 

Archaeological evidence places dolls as foremost candidate for oldest known toy, having been found in Egyptian tombs which date to as early as 2000 BC. In Egypt, as well as Greece and Rome, it was common to find them in the graves of children. Most were made of wood, although pottery dolls were buried with children from wealthier families. Dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing date back to 600 BCE. 
Europe later became the center of dollmaking. In the United States, dollmaking became an industry in the 1860s, after the Civil War. The development of plastics after World War II meant that new and cheaper forms of dolls were marketed. In Japan and South Korea, fashion doll collecting and customization is now a significant industry, and is participated in by adults of both genders. 

Dolls have featured strongly in modern art and fine art photography, notably in surrealist works. The "evil doll" has become a staple feature of horror literature, horror films and animation since the 1950s.
 

History of The American GirlŪ dolls

 

Jan McLean Design/Vinyl Doll Keisha II

Last updated November 25, 2008


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