Dolls Author:Joan Moloney As a toy, the doll is relatively modern. The ancients of other civilizations used dolls not as playthings, but as symbols. These symbols have been religious, ritualistic, magic and sacred. They have been used in cult worship and as lucky talismans. They were used as household gods in Roman villas, and clay dolls were included in the tombs of... more » the Incas of Peru. Paper dolls were elaborately fashioned in China. Bread dolls were eaten in the Middle Ages--and even today, edible dolls are made in gingerbread, sugar, chocolate and jelly.
And so the doll has passed through its evolution, from an adult symbol to a realistic toy, to be cuddled and played with by children.
This book contains a collection of dolls to make: dolls made from paper, fabrics, handkerchiefs, costume dolls, and hand-painted dolls which will be personally yours.« less