Museo artistico della Bambola
Via Magenta, 19, 57028 Suvereto LI, Italia
In Suvereto, a village considered one of the most beautiful in Italy, there is an intriguing collection to be found down one of the alleys of the historic centre. The Doll Museum preserves a collection of dolls of all types and ages, put together by signora Micaelli's with dedication to informing about the craft.
In these rooms you can find dolls made from a variety of materials such as wood and papier-mâché, but also the most classic ones made from cloth or porcelain. The exhibition is a journey through the history of the toy, featuring unique pieces made by artisans, but also giving examples of how fashions have changed and looking at the changes in children’s pastimes.
The historic Casa Lenci dolls are featured, of which the oldest example is the doll made for the character of Violetta from Verdi’s La Traviata, dated 1921. Other antique pieces are provided by the Bamboli Sardi (a pair of dolls in traditional Sardinian costumes) and Letizia, made by Furga. The section dedicated to designer dolls and modern dolls (from the 1950s onwards) produced in rigid plastic with movable eyes is particularly noteworthy. Still today, hand-painted dolls, talking dolls and interesting publications on the pastime continue to fascinate even adults.