The use of an to perform a spell on someone is documented in African, Native American, and European cultures. Examples of such magical devices include the European and the or of West and Central Africa. In European and , poppet dolls are used to represent a person for casting spells on that person. The intention is that whatever actions are performed upon the effigy will be transferred to the subject through . The practice of sticking pins in have been associated with folk magic. Voodoo dolls are not a feature of religion, but have been portrayed as such in popular culture, and stereotypical voodoo dolls are sold to tourists in Haiti. Likely the voodoo doll concept in popular culture is influenced by the European poppet dolls. A is a poppet originating in Northern Europe. It resembles a stereotypical or and is displayed in residential kitchens as a means to provide good luck and ward off bad spirits.
Traditional dolls are sometimes used as children's playthings, but they may also have spiritual, magical and ritual value. There is no defined line between spiritual dolls and toys. In some cultures dolls that had been used in rituals were given to children. They were also used in children's education and as carriers of cultural heritage. In other cultures dolls were considered too laden with magical powers to allow children to play with them.
Teddy Bears are such a huge part of our childhoods. I remember so fondly some of my favorites through the years- and even some of my siblings. I remember when we moved to New Hampshire and the realization hit that the missing box of things that had vanished held my beloved ET doll. I was crushed. I already know that long after my own kids leave home and get married, I’ll still have Fluffy, Pink Bear, Pretty Kitty, One & Lovesy in my hope chest, and I’ll probably pass them along as they start their own families
More dolls to come:
– Barbie Nikki Doll and Dining Room Playset
– Barbie Princess and the Popstar Princess Dollhouse Playset
– Barbie Doll and Dining Room Playset
– Barbie Doll Mini Furniture Slumber Party Playset
– Barbie Dating Fun Ken Doll
– Barbie Nikki Color and Design Doll
– Barbie I Can Be President B-Party Nikki Doll
– Barbie I Can Be President B-Party Asian Doll
– Barbie I Can Be President B Party Hispanic Doll
– Barbie Princess and the Popstar Prince Liam Doll
– Barbie Halloween 2012 Doll
– Barbie Fashionistas Ultimate Closet Doll Accessory
|In even worse condition than the 360. Someday I'll get
a Doll 2 cyl in great condition, but not today. (update: oh, yes I did. That
magnificent 352 at the top of the page!) The boiler looked to be a writeoff on
first examination. Removal of the end cap showed that it wasn't so bad. It's
essentially intact, with the plate on the end covering up a drain valve hole.
Fill plug hole has been enlarged to make room for a larger plug. The nuts for
the original fill plug and drain valve were rattling around inside the boiler,
and like those on the 360, they were made from scrap brass.
Repair is possible - sleeve the enlarged hole from the inside and refit the original nut and fill plug. Never, ever run a boiler that has been patched on the outside - you're asking for a face full of hot steam. Interesting discovery on the dome over the steam feed line: I removed the pressure valve, and can see the original finish - no plating, looks like it was turned out in natural copper. As I don't have a spare lying around, I'm in need of a Doll drain valve.
A slightly different paint scheme: black and dark green on the cylinder base, with crimson and - the first time I've seen this on a Doll - white pinstripes.
|Current condition. About as disassembled as it gets.|