Children’s Wooden Toys

Posted by laurapayne on Mar 7, 2012 in News |

Few people think, but our ancestors, too, portrayed the gifts to each other – whether it be couples or tribal chiefs, princes, kings. In ancient times, wood was the most accessible material, which easily yielded processing. The first gift, made independently, rather than natural gifts were, apparently, simple, carved pieces of wood animal figures, birds and people. They were not only the expression of any feelings of the giver, but also serves as mascots in accordance with religious beliefs members of one tribe – from northern Scandinavia to the tribal peoples of the African continent. Representations about the world gradually formed, strengthened and structured.

In light of such changes varied and purpose of gifts: gifts, amulets – to ritual attributes, and presents the leaders as a sign of respect and benefactors have revealed a offering gifts to the gods, the highest reason. Since that time, wide application acquires manufacturer of figures of gods in the form of animals and fantastic creatures. Gradually, the semantic relationship of figures to higher powers was lost or became less important and serious (sometimes to replace the old gods came new). In such cases, the figures have not been used in rituals and of becoming a household attributes that often appear as children's wooden toys, then over the centuries went through puppets. Perhaps a distant ancestor of Pinocchio, Pinocchio was, for example, long-nosed god of truth With the development of technologies and application of new materials, gifts and souvenirs made of stone, metal, became complicated inflicted patterns and processing methods.

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