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A doll is a model of a human being, often used as a toy for children . Dolls have traditionally been used in magic and religious rituals throughout the world , and traditional dolls made of materials such as clay and wood are found in the Americas , Asia , Africa and Europe . The earliest documented dolls go back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt , Greece and Rome . The use of dolls as toys was documented in Greece around 100 AD. They have been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as elaborate art . Modern doll manufacturing has its roots in Germany , from the 15th century. With industrialization and new materials such as porcelain and plastic , dolls were increasingly mass -produced. During the 20th century , dolls became increasingly popular as collectibles.