Dolls History - Invention and Origin of Dolls

There are archeological proofs that dolls are the oldest toys. But they were not used only for play. They had different uses too. Read more about interesting history of dolls and other toys.

Matryoshka Dolls

History of Matryoshka

One of the symbols of Russia is matryoshka doll a set of wooden nesting dolls that are made in such a way that they can fit into each other and painted in a traditional way. Read about history of matryoshka doll.

Bisque Dolls

History of Porcelain Dolls

Bisque doll or porcelain doll started as a toy for children and ended up as collectible item. They passed through many incarnations and you can read more about them here.

China Porcelain Baby Dolls

History of China Dolls

China dolls are the earliest porcelain dolls. They were made and were very popular in 19th century. Today they are very popular as collection items. Find more about history of china doll here.

Japanese Traditional Dolls

History of Japanese Dolls

History of Japanese traditional dolls is long and colorful. They are used as toys, for religious purposes, as symbols of wealth and lucky charms. You can find more about history of Japanese traditional dolls here.

Kachina Dolls

History of Hopi Kachina Dolls

Hopi Kachina dolls represent messengers of gods that come to people once a year to bring rain and to teach the children. You can read history of Hopi Kachina dolls here.

Paper Dolls

History of Paper Dolls

Paper doll is a simple doll but its appeal is not in its simplicity but in imagination which is needed to make paper doll something more than it is. You can read more about history of paper doll here.

Action Figure

History of Action Figures

Action figures are toys made to represent traditional masculine traits and are marketed towards boys as a counterpart to girls’ dolls. Here is the place where you can find more information about history of action figure.

Fashion Doll

History of Fashion Dolls

Fashion dolls appeared as toy for children and as methods of informing people about latest fashion. Now they are still toys for children but also collectibles for adult collectors. Read more about history of fashion doll here.

Puppet Dolls

History of Puppets

Puppets are special type of dolls. They are made to be animated and often to tell a story. There are many variants of puppets, each one differently made and controlled. You can find more about puppets and history of puppets here.

Ball-jointed Dolls

History of Ball-jointed Dolls

Ball-jointed dolls are more recent creation although they have ancestors in ancient history. Young as they are they found their fan base pretty fast and are very popular especially in the East. You can read more about history of ball-jointed doll here.

Reborn Baby Girl Doll

History of Reborn Dolls

Reborn dolls are interesting part of doll world. They are made to resemble human babies as much as possible. You can learn more about history of a reborn dolls here.

African Doll

Other Historical Dolls

There are many different types of dolls depending on culture they come from period of time they come from or their purpose. But they are equally interesting because they tell much about us. Find out more about other historical dolls.

Doll House

History of Dollhouse

If you have a doll - it has to live somewhere. What better place for a doll than a dollhouse - a house just for a doll with rooms and all the furniture! Read more about history of dollhouses here.

Old Dolls