Bulgun Lapsina, About Toys of My Childhood
Bulgun reminisces about toys in her childhood: In 1944 my older sister found money somewhere and bought me a toy – a clown. The head of the clown was made from clay, but the rest was rag. Even during the war they made toys from gauze, dyed in green. Before exile, children played on the street with whatever they could get hold of (chunks of porcelain and lids). After the war dolls with a plastic head appeared. When girls play with dolls they learn how to be a mother, a housewife.