Paper Doll Hunting for Fun… In Polish

paper_doll_around_the_webMan, looking for paper dolls in foreign languages is a total blast, plus I keep finding new and neat things. So another reader, let me know that lalki papierowe is the Polish term for paper dolls. Here’s a few of the paper dolls I found…

Magdelana Babinska is an artist who does beautiful work and has a selection of paper dolls, including a darling baby, True Blood and Twlight, on her blog.

Little girl with pigtails and cute modern costumes is fun to check out and here is a darling doll in Muslim dress.

On the other hand, if you want your child to grow up to be a cleaning lady… here’s the paper doll for you. I can’t decide how I feel about this paper doll. She’s interesting, but I think about how hard the cleaning women who do the library work and I feel its a little disrespectful…

Of course, I haven’t read the entire Polish blog post, so there’s that.

Moving on… we have a cute vintage boy and a chick with a giant head.

I don’t know what to make of this paper doll, but I like the tattoos.

So, I can now add Polish to my Swedish and Danish paper doll hunting.

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  1. The lady who posted the cleaning lady paper doll is talking about her reaction to seeing the cleaning trolley for sale at a market. Her reaction is pretty much the same as everyone else’s to the trolley, stereotyping girls and all. She also goes into how all the paper dolls that usually get marketed to little girls are princesses and models, but maybe if these are the toys they are selling to little girls we should lower their expectations, hence the paper doll.

    1. Ahh… thank you Paulina.

      I think toys reflect the values of society. I have no idea how children’s minds might be changed by such things (and the reading I have done on the subject makes me conclude that psychologists aren’t really that sure either), but I think dolls and toys show us what society things children should be. In that way, I agree that a cleaning trolly perhaps isn’t what you should hand your daughter.

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