Memories

Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

The desire to create humanoids: replicants, avatars, dolls, puppets or robots, is as old as the history of civilizations. Moreover, the human body has been used as a geometric parameter, for artistic or architectural canons. Human beings cannot do without their appearance even when it comes to imagining monsters or aliens: eventually, they add a… Continue reading Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

Making, Memories

How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Perhaps one of the reasons I created Zisa Dolls is the opportunity to sew their clothes   I started sewing when I was six and started with my dolls' clothes. In my family there was little sewing, with an ancient Durkopp sewing machine, donated to my great-grandmother on her wedding day (in the nineties of… Continue reading How are Zisa Doll’s clothes made?

Memories

Why the name Zisa

From wikipedia "The Zisa palace (from the Arabic al-'Azīza, or" the splendid ") stood outside the city walls of Palermo, inside the Norman Royal park, the Genoardo (from the Arabic Jannat al-arḍ or" garden "or" Paradise of the earth "), which stretched with splendid pavilions, lush gardens and water basins from Altofonte to the walls… Continue reading Why the name Zisa