Monday, October 1, 2012

Ana's delight: folk toys from around the world (ours, not hers)

Ana was utterly charmed by an art gallery show of folk toys from around the world. She said some resemble toys people make for their children on her own planet. (Thomans do not have a gigantic toy industry like we do.) It took her three separate visits to look closely at all the toys. A couple of the dolls (the Family of Man, above) were so close to several she remembered as a child as to bring tears to her eyes.

Below you will see examples of animal toys, vehicles, airplanes, and more. Toys from the Mexican Dia de los Muertos and the molas from the Kuna Indians of Panama will be posted soon. Click any for a full-size slide show!

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