Author’s doll – an artistic doll of any kind (figurine, movable, articulated), made by a puppet master on his own in a single copy (OOAK) or limited edition (limited edition). It can be created by any technique (molding, casting, carving, tailoring, etc.) and from a huge variety of materials (porcelain, wood, papier-mâché, hot and cold plastic, fabrics, foamiran, etc.). Author’s dolls can be divided into many genres, for example, realistic doll, fantasy, “doll without doll”, portrait... In recent years, the modern art of author's doll has created a demand not only among collectors, but also art critics, interior designers, clothing and even architects. The presence of the author's doll in the interior has long been an indicator of the refined taste of the owners.
Ball-jointed doll (BJD) – a doll in the form of a human figure, the distinguishing feature of which is the presence of movable articulated joints of body parts (hinges), tightened with an elastic cord, which repeat the main joints of the human body and provide the doll with high mobility close to the human. Thoughtful balancing of parts allows BJD to maintain a standing position in the absence of a rigid skeleton. Dolls are made of polyurethane, porcelain and quick-setting plastic. Many companies selling them offer to assemble the doll yourself: buy your favorite body, head, arms and legs, choose a wig and eyes, choose makeup, and only then – clothes, shoes and accessories. The components of dolls of the same format and the same skintones produced by different companies fit together, which provides even more space for creativity.
Blythe is a collectible doll whose characteristic is disproportionately large with respect to the body of the head. Inside the head is an eye mechanism, the design of which allows you to change the color of the eyes and the direction of view of the doll. Designed by Blaise at the famous Marvin Glass and Associates studio in 1971-72, the dolls were originally intended for children. The children did not like it and the production was discontinued. In 1997, TV producer Gina Harran accidentally saw Blaise, and thanks to her efforts in 2001, Blaise's production was resumed, but already in Japan. And it continues to this day. There are thousands of fans all over the world.
Reborn – a doll of a child, made in full size with maximum realism. Fashion for the creation of such dolls was born in the late 1990s in the United States. For the first time the rebrand was put up for sale on eBay in 2002. Since then, these dolls have been sold mainly online or at fairs.
Teddy bear traditionally associated with the name of US President Theodore Roosevelt. Different European and American manufacturing companies pre-WWII – a popular collectible item Teddy’s Birthday: Teddy Bear’s Birthday in the US, UK, Scandinavian countries is celebrated on September 9th, October 11th or October 27th, or November 25th.
Motanka, motanka doll – made of knot doll fabric. Researchers believe that in ancient times motanka was used as a sacred amulet. Ancient toys were made from homespun cloth, painted with beet juice, elderberries, nightshades and more. The handkerchief was filled with rags, skeins, croup or grass and tied with a round or cylindrical head. The face is "blank" or with a cross embroidered with multicolored threads. Motanka is divided into three main categories: ceremonial, game, educational.
Tilda doll is a doll made of natural fabrics (linen, cotton, coarse calico, wool, felt, flannel) and decorated with a variety of decor – buttons, ribbons, braid, lace. The first Tilda doll was released in 1999. Norwegian designer Tony Finnanger – their creator – has been able to create a whole world of fabric toys that fascinate at first glance with simplicity, elegance, touchability. Later, not only the dolls but also the animals appeared. Toys are filled with sintepon, hollofiber, and even with roasted buckwheat to weigh the figures. The clothes are made in a “rural” style, it is simple but very delicate. For drawing fabric suitable strip, cell, small flower. The fabrics come from light, delicate colors. The world does not find similar Tilda dolls, because each doll is different.
Amigurumi (from jap. 編 み 包 み, lit .: “knitted-wrapped”) – the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small soft toys – cute animals, people, objects endowed with human properties: cupcakes, hats, handbags, etc. Amigurumi are knitted from yarn in a simple way to knit – in a spiral, circles usually do not join. Smaller hooks are used relative to the thickness of the yarn to create a very dense fabric without any gaps through which the stuffing material can come out. Amigurumi are made from parts and then combined. The body is stuffed with fiber filler, and the limbs are sometimes filled with plastic pieces to give them live weight. Typical amigurumi animals have a large spherical head on a cylindrical body with small limbs. The spread of aesthetics amigurumi contributes to their good looks.