Toys taken from the appearance of animals are generally called dolls. In Chinese, dolls also mean children, so this word is used to refer to these scaled dolls. The appearance of dolls ranges from abstract to realistic, covering the appearance of different races, ages and genders; Because of their own needs and cultural background, various nationalities in various countries have developed dolls with regional and cultural characteristics.
The materials for making dolls, including glass, metal, earth, wood, cloth, ceramics, resin, etc., can be used as materials for making dolls. In ancient society, human form is often the substitute of real person in the ceremony. Later, the figure became more and more exquisite, and further developed into decorations and toys.