Within the decorative arts, part of the world’s cultural heritage, dolls have every right today to loudly proclaim themselves works of art in their own right. This unique art form is at least 25,000 years old. Having been reborn and developed from cult, toy and theatrical dolls, they have become art dolls and stand worthily among the other arts. The creations of famous masters can be found not only in private collections, including those of presidents and kings, but also as exhibits in the world’s best museums. The Doll Art Gallery, opened in the capital of Azerbaijan, is the first specialized gallery in the south Caucasus. Its establishment is a pledge of further development of the doll art in our country.
World is theater
Mari Shimizu gifted her dolls to the “Kukla” Art Gallery