What is a Doll?

How long have we had this love affair with Dolls?

Pearls of Wisdom:

New World Dictionary describes a doll as - "a child's toy, puppet, marionette, etc. made to resemble a human being."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Portrait of Arabella Stuart ca,1577

Arabella clutches a fashion doll; the style of the doll's clothing date from about ten years before than the portrait, lending credence to the theory that fashion dolls would be given to children as playthings after they were used or out-of-date.

"Thei may be called legges of clowtes, as childre make popettis for to play with whil thei be yong."

The Pilgrimage of the Soul,British Library MS Egerton 615, 1413



  1. Marta,
    Thank you for inviting me to read your blog. I just started and I am so enjoying it! I'll be looking forward to the new posts!

  2. I am so thrilled you visited...!Its very encouraging to a fledling blogger like me..lol!

  3. Marta! your blog is a delicious dessert at the end of the day!