There’s a familiar nursery rhyme that goes “sugar and spice, and everything nice; that’s what little girls are made of. Snakes and snails, and puppy dogs’ tales; that’s what little boys are made of.” This saying is just made up fun; however, when I hear it my thoughts turn to little girl and little boy dolls, and I begin to think about what life like dolls are made of ラブドール . This article researches the history of doll making to examine the materials used to make life like dolls.
It is speculated that dolls have been a part of humankind since prehistoric times and were used as religious figures or playthings. Most ancient dolls that were found in children’s tombs were very simple creations, often made from such materials as clay, rags, wood, or bone. Some of the more unique dolls were made with ivory or wax.
It is documented and recorded that dolls were found in Egyptian graves dating back to 2000. These objects were constructed of flat pieces of wood, painted with various designs and with “hair” made of strings of clay or wooden beads to make them look like life like dolls. Egyptian tombs of wealthy families included pottery creations.
Dolls were also buried in Greek and Roman children’s graves. These found life like dolls were simple wooden species, believed to have been dedicated to goddesses after girls were too “grown-up” to play with them.
As a natural flow of history, Europe followed the era of the ancient world to become a major hub for doll production. Dolls found from 16th and 17th century England were primitive wooden stumps. These found objects number less than 30 today. The Grodnertal area of Germany produced many peg wooden dolls, a type that resembles a clothespin with its very simple peg joints.